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Agreement version 3.7
This Qt Commercial License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal
agreement between Nokia Inc. ("Nokia"), with its registered office at
102 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604 U.S.A. and you
(either an individual or a legal entity) ("Licensee") for the Licensed
Software (as defined below).
"Affiliate" of a Party shall mean an entity (i) which is directly or
indirectly controlling such Party; (ii) which is under the same direct
or indirect ownership or control as such Party; or (iii) which is
directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Party. For these
purposes, an entity shall be treated as being controlled by another if
that other entity has fifty percent (50 %) or more of the votes in
such entity, is able to direct its affairs and/or to control the
composition of its board of directors or equivalent body.
"Applications" shall mean Licensee's software products created using
the Licensed Software which may include portions of the Licensed
"Designated User(s)" shall mean the employee(s) of Licensee acting
within the scope of their employment or Licensee?s consultant(s) or
contractor(s) acting within the scope of their services for Licensee
and on behalf of Licensee.
"Initial Term" shall mean the period of time one (1) year from the
later of (a) the Effective Date; or (b) the date the Licensed Software
was initially delivered to Licensee by Nokia. If no specific
Effective Date is set forth in the Agreement, the Effective Date shall
be deemed to be the date the Licensed Software was initially delivered
to Licensee.
"License Certificate" shall mean the document accompanying the
Licensed Software which specifies the modules which are licensed under
the Agreement, Platforms and Designated Users.
"Licensed Software" shall mean the computer software, ?online? or
electronic documentation, associated media and printed materials,
including the source code, example programs and the documentation
delivered by Nokia to Licensee in conjunction with this Agreement.
Licensed Software does not include Third Party Software (as defined in
Section 7).
"Modified Software" shall mean modifications made to the Licensed
Software by Licensee.
"Party or Parties" shall mean Licensee and/or Nokia.
"Platforms" shall mean the operating systems listed in the License
"Redistributables" shall mean the portions of the Licensed Software
set forth in Appendix 1, Section 1 that may be distributed with or as
part of Applications in object code form.
"Support" shall mean standard developer support that is provided by
Nokia to assist eligible Designated Users in using the Licensed
Software in accordance with its established standard support
procedures listed at:
"Updates" shall mean a release or version of the Licensed Software
containing enhancement, new features, bug fixes, error corrections and
other changes that are generally made available to users of the
Licensed Software that have contracted for maintenance and support.
The Licensed Software is protected by copyright laws and international
copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and
treaties. The Licensed Software is licensed, not sold.
Nokia shall own all right, title and interest including the
intellectual property rights in and to the information on bug fixes or
error corrections relating to the Licensed Software that are submitted
by Licensee to Nokia as well as any intellectual property rights to
the correction of any errors, if any. To the extent any rights do not
automatically vest in Nokia, Licensee assigns, and shall ensure that
all of its Affiliates, agents, subcontractors and employees assign,
all such rights to Nokia. All Nokia's and/or its licensors'
trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos or other words or
symbols are and shall remain the exclusive property of Nokia or its
licensors respectively.
Some of the files in the Licensed Software have been grouped into
Modules. These files contain specific notices defining the Module of
which they are a part. The Modules licensed to Licensee are specified
in the License Certificate. The terms of the License Certificate are
considered part of the Agreement. In the event of inconsistency or
conflict between the language of this Agreement and the License
Certificate, the provisions of this Agreement shall govern.
By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Licensed Software,
Licensee agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If
Licensee does not agree to the terms of this Agreement, Licensee may
not install, copy, or otherwise use the Licensed Software. Licensee
may, however, return it to Licensee's place of purchase within
fourteen (14) days of purchase for a full refund. In addition, by
installing, copying, or otherwise using any Updates or other
components of the Licensed Software that Licensee receives separately
as part of the Licensed Software, Licensee agrees to be bound by any
additional license terms that accompany such Updates, if any. If
Licensee does not agree to the additional license terms that accompany
such Updates, Licensee may not install, copy, or otherwise use such
Upon Licensee's acceptance of the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, Nokia grants Licensee the right to use the Licensed
Software in the manner provided below.
5.1 Using, modifying and copying
Nokia grants to Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual
license to use, modify and copy the Licensed Software for the
Designated User(s) specified in the License Certificate for the sole
purposes of designing, developing, and testing Application(s).
Licensee may install copies of the Licensed Software on an unlimited
number of computers provided that only the Designated Users use the
Licensed Software. Licensee may at any time designate another
Designated User to replace a then-current Designated User by notifying
Nokia, provided that a) the then-current Designated User has not been
designated as a replacement during the last six (6) months; and b)
there is no more than the specified number of Designated Users at any
given time.
5.2 Redistribution
a) Nokia grants Licensee a non-exclusive, royalty-free right to
reproduce and distribute the object code form of Redistributables
for execution on the specified Platforms. Copies of
Redistributables may only be distributed with and for the sole
purpose of executing Applications permitted under this Agreement
that Licensee has created using the Licensed Software. Under no
circumstances may any copies of Redistributables be distributed
separately. This Agreement does not give Licensee any rights to
distribute any of the parts of the Licensed Software listed in
Appendix 1, Section 2, neither as a whole nor as parts or snippets
of code.
b) Licensee may not distribute, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose
of Applications and/or Redistributables, in binary/compiled form,
or in any other form, if such action is part of a joint software
and hardware distribution, except as provided by a separate runtime
distribution license with Nokia or one of its authorized
distributors. A joint hardware and software distribution shall be
defined as either:
(i) distribution of a hardware device where, in its final end user
configuration, the main user interface of the device is
provided by Application(s) created by Licensee or others, using
a commercial version of Qt or a Qt-based product, and depends
on the Licensed Software or an open source version of any Qt or
Qt-based software product; or
(ii) distribution of the Licensed Software with a device designed
to facilitate the installation of the Licensed Software onto
the same device where the main user interface of such device
is provided by Application(s) created by Licensee or others,
using a commercial version of Qt or a Qt-based product, and
depends on the Licensed Software.
5.3 Further Requirements
The licenses granted in this Section 5 by Nokia to Licensee are
subject to Licensee's compliance with Section 8 of this Agreement.
Nokia or a certified auditor on Nokia's behalf, may, upon its
reasonable request and at its expense, audit Licensee with respect to
the use of the Licensed Software. Such audit may be conducted by mail,
electronic means or through an in-person visit to Licensee's place of
business. Any such in-person audit shall be conducted during regular
business hours at Licensee's facilities and shall not unreasonably
interfere with Licensee's business activities. Nokia shall not remove,
copy, or redistribute any electronic material during the course of an
audit. If an audit reveals that Licensee is using the Licensed
Software in a way that is in material violation of the terms of the
Agreement, then Licensee shall pay Nokia's reasonable costs of
conducting the audit. In the case of a material violation, Licensee
agrees to pay Nokia any amounts owing that are attributable to the
unauthorized use. In the alternative, Nokia reserves the right, at
Nokia's sole option, to terminate the licenses for the Licensed
The Licensed Software may provide links to third party libraries or
code (collectively "Third Party Software") to implement various
functions. Third Party Software does not comprise part of the
Licensed Software. In some cases, access to Third Party Software may
be included along with the Licensed Software delivery as a convenience
for development and testing only. Such source code and libraries may
be listed in the ".../src/3rdparty" source tree delivered with the
Licensed Software or documented in the Licensed Software where the
Third Party Software is used, as may be amended from time to time, do
not comprise the Licensed Software. Licensee acknowledges (1) that
some part of Third Party Software may require additional licensing of
copyright and patents from the owners of such, and (2) that
distribution of any of the Licensed Software referencing any portion
of a Third Party Software may require appropriate licensing from such
third parties.
The licenses granted in this Agreement for Licensee to create
Applications and distribute them and the Redistributables (if any) to
Licensee's customers is subject to all of the following conditions:
(i) all copies of the Applications which Licensee creates must bear a
valid copyright notice, either Licensee's own or the copyright notice
that appears on the Licensed Software; (ii) Licensee may not remove or
alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice
contained in any portion of the Licensed Software, including but not
limited to the About Boxes in "Qt Assistant" and "Qt Linguist" as
defined in Appendix 1; (iii) Redistributables, if any, shall be
licensed to Licensee's customer "as is"; (iv) Licensee shall indemnify
and hold Nokia, its Affiliates, contractors, and its suppliers,
harmless from and against any claims or liabilities arising out of the
use, reproduction or distribution of Applications; (v) Applications
must be developed using a licensed, registered copy of the Licensed
Software; (vi) Applications must add primary and substantial
functionality to the Licensed Software; (vii) Applications may not
pass on functionality which in any way makes it possible for others to
create software with the Licensed Software, however Licensee may use
the Licensed Software's scripting functionality solely in order to
enable scripting that augments the functionality of the Application(s)
without adding primary and substantial functionality to the
Application(s); (viii) Applications may not compete with the Licensed
Software; (ix) Licensee may not use Nokia's or any of its suppliers'
names, logos, or trademarks to market Application(s), except to state
that Application was developed using the Licensed Software.
NOTE: The Open Source Editions of Nokia's Qt products and the Qt,
Qtopia and Qt Extended versions previously licensed by Trolltech
(collectively referred to as "Products") are licensed under the terms
of the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 ("LGPL") and/or
the GNU General Public License versions 2.0 and 3.0 ("GPL") (as
applicable) and not under this Agreement. If Licensee has, at any
time, developed all (or any portions of) the Application(s) using a
version of one of these Products licensed under the LGPL or the GPL,
Licensee may not combine such development work with the Licensed
Software and must license such Application(s) (or any portions derived
there from) under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
version 2.1 (Qt only) or GNU General Public License version 2.0 (Qt,
Qtopia and Qt Extended) or version 3 (Qt only) copies of which are
located at,, and
Nokia hereby represents and warrants with respect to the Licensed
Software that it has the power and authority to grant the rights and
licenses granted to Licensee under this Agreement. Except as set forth
above, the Licensed Software is licensed to Licensee "as is". To the
maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Nokia on behalf of itself
and its suppliers, disclaims all warranties and conditions, either
express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties
of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and
non-infringement with regard to the Licensed Software.
If, Nokia's warranty disclaimer notwithstanding, Nokia is held liable
to Licensee, whether in contract, tort or any other legal theory,
based on the Licensed Software, Nokia's entire liability to Licensee
and Licensee's exclusive remedy shall be, at Nokia's option, either
(A) return of the price Licensee paid for the Licensed Software, or
(B) repair or replacement of the Licensed Software, provided Licensee
returns to Nokia all copies of the Licensed Software as originally
delivered to Licensee. Nokia shall not under any circumstances be
liable to Licensee based on failure of the Licensed Software if the
failure resulted from accident, abuse or misapplication, nor shall
Nokia under any circumstances be liable for special damages, punitive
or exemplary damages, damages for loss of profits or interruption of
business or for loss or corruption of data. Any award of damages from
Nokia to Licensee shall not exceed the total amount Licensee has paid
to Nokia in connection with this Agreement.
Licensee shall be eligible to receive Support and Updates during the
Initial Term, in accordance with Nokia's then current policies and
procedures, if any. Such policies and procedures may be changed from
time to time. Following the Initial Term, Nokia shall no longer make
the Licensed Software available to Licensee unless Licensee purchases
additional Support and Updates according to this Section 11 below.
Licensee may purchase additional Support and Updates following the
Initial Term at Nokia's terms and conditions applicable at the time of
Each party acknowledges that during the Initial Term of this Agreement
it shall have access to information about the other party's business,
business methods, business plans, customers, business relations,
technology, and other information, including the terms of this
Agreement, that is confidential and of great value to the other party,
and the value of which would be significantly reduced if disclosed to
third parties (the "Confidential Information"). Accordingly, when a
party (the "Receiving Party") receives Confidential Information from
another party (the "Disclosing Party"), the Receiving Party shall, and
shall obligate its employees and agents and employees and agents of
its affiliates to: (i) maintain the Confidential Information in strict
confidence; (ii) not disclose the Confidential Information to a third
party without the Disclosing Party's prior written approval; and (iii)
not, directly or indirectly, use the Confidential Information for any
purpose other than for exercising its rights and fulfilling its
responsibilities pursuant to this Agreement. Each party shall take
reasonable measures to protect the Confidential Information of the
other party, which measures shall not be less than the measures taken
by such party to protect its own confidential and proprietary
"Confidential Information" shall not include information that (a) is
or becomes generally known to the public through no act or omission of
the Receiving Party; (b) was in the Receiving Party's lawful
possession prior to the disclosure hereunder and was not subject to
limitations on disclosure or use; (c) is developed by the Receiving
Party without access to the Confidential Information of the Disclosing
Party or by persons who have not had access to the Confidential
Information of the Disclosing Party as proven by the written records
of the Receiving Party; (d) is lawfully disclosed to the Receiving
Party without restrictions, by a third party not under an obligation
of confidentiality; or (e) the Receiving Party is legally compelled to
disclose the information, in which case the Receiving Party shall
assert the privileged and confidential nature of the information and
cooperate fully with the Disclosing Party to protect against and
prevent disclosure of any Confidential Information and to limit the
scope of disclosure and the dissemination of disclosed Confidential
Information by all legally available means.
The obligations of the Receiving Party under this Section shall
continue during the Initial Term and for a period of five (5) years
after expiration or termination of this Agreement. To the extent that
the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement between Nokia and Licensee
conflict with the terms of this Section 12, this Section 12 shall be
controlling over the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement.
13.1 Marketing
Nokia may include Licensee's company name and logo in a publicly
available list of Nokia customers and in its public communications.
13.2 No Assignment
Licensee shall not be entitled to assign or transfer all or any of its
rights, benefits and obligations under this Agreement without the
prior written consent of Nokia, which shall not be unreasonably
13.3 Termination
Nokia may terminate the Agreement at any time immediately upon written
notice by Nokia to Licensee if Licensee breaches this Agreement.
Either party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement
immediately upon written notice in the event that the other party
becomes insolvent, files for any form of bankruptcy, makes any
assignment for the benefit of creditors, has a receiver,
administrative receiver or officer appointed over the whole or a
substantial part of its assets, ceases to conduct business, or an act
equivalent to any of the above occurs under the laws of the
jurisdiction of the other party.
Upon termination of this Agreement, Licensee shall return to Nokia all
copies of Licensed Software that were supplied by Nokia. All other
copies of Licensed Software in the possession or control of Licensee
must be erased or destroyed. An officer of Licensee must promptly
deliver to Nokia a written confirmation that this has occurred.
13.4 Surviving Sections
Any terms and conditions that by their nature or otherwise reasonably
should survive a cancellation or termination of this Agreement shall
also be deemed to survive. Such terms and conditions include, but are
not limited to the following Sections: 2, 5.1, 6, 7, 8(iv), 10, 12,
13.5, 13.6, 13.9, 13.10 and 13.11 of this Agreement. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, Section 5.1 shall not survive if the Agreement is
terminated for material breach.
13.5 Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the complete agreement between the parties
and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous discussions,
representations, and proposals, written or oral, with respect to the
subject matters discussed herein, with the exception of the
non-disclosure agreement executed by the parties in connection with
this Agreement ("Non-Disclosure Agreement"), if any, shall be subject
to Section 12. No modification of this Agreement shall be effective
unless contained in a writing executed by an authorized representative
of each party. No term or condition contained in Licensee's purchase
order shall apply unless expressly accepted by Nokia in writing. If
any provision of the Agreement is found void or unenforceable, the
remainder shall remain valid and enforceable according to its
terms. If any remedy provided is determined to have failed for its
essential purpose, all limitations of liability and exclusions of
damages set forth in this Agreement shall remain in effect.
13.6 Payment and Taxes
All payments under this Agreement are due within thirty (30) days of
the date Nokia mails its invoice to Licensee. All amounts payable are
gross amounts but exclusive of any value added tax, use tax, sales tax
or similar tax. Licensee shall be entitled to withhold from payments
any applicable withholding taxes and comply with all applicable tax
and employment legislation. Each party shall pay all taxes
(including, but not limited to, taxes based upon its income) or levies
imposed on it under applicable laws, regulations and tax treaties as a
result of this Agreement and any payments made hereunder (including
those required to be withheld or deducted from payments). Each party
shall furnish evidence of such paid taxes as is sufficient to enable
the other party to obtain any credits available to it, including
original withholding tax certificates.
13.7 Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay or
non-performance of its obligations hereunder other than the obligation
of paying the license fees in the event and to the extent that such
delay or non-performance is due to an event of Force Majeure (as
defined below). If any event of Force Majeure results in a delay or
non-performance of a party for a period of three (3) months or longer,
then either party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement
with immediate effect without any liability (except for the
obligations of payment arising prior to the event of Force Majeure)
towards the other party. A "Force Majeure" event shall mean an act of
God, terrorist attack or other catastrophic event of nature that
prevents either party for fulfilling its obligations under this
13.8 Notices
Any notice given by one party to the other shall be deemed properly
given and deemed received if specifically acknowledged by the
receiving party in writing or when successfully delivered to the
recipient by hand, fax, or special courier during normal business
hours on a business day to the addresses specified below. Each
communication and document made or delivered by one party to the other
party pursuant to this Agreement shall be in the English language or
accompanied by a translation thereof.
Notices to Nokia shall be given to:
Nokia, Inc.
555 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 280
Redwood City, CA 94065 U.S.A.
Fax: +1-650-551-1851
13.9 Export Control
Licensee acknowledges that the Licensed Software may be subject to
export control restrictions of various countries. Licensee shall
fully comply with all applicable export license restrictions and
requirements as well as with all laws and regulations relating to the
importation of the Licensed Software and/or Modified Software and/or
Applications and shall procure all necessary governmental
authorizations, including without limitation, all necessary licenses,
approvals, permissions or consents, where necessary for the
re-exportation of the Licensed Software, Modified Software or
13.10 Governing Law and Legal Venue
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the federal laws of the United States of America and the internal laws
of the State of New York without given effect to any choice of law
rule that would result in the application of the laws of any other
jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall not apply. Each Party (a)
hereby irrevocably submits itself to and consents to the jurisdiction
of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York (or if such court lacks jurisdiction, the state courts of the
State of New York) for the purposes of any action, claim, suit or
proceeding between the Parties in connection with any controversy,
claim, or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement; and
(b) hereby waives, and agrees not to assert by way of motion, as a
defense or otherwise, in any such action, claim, suit or proceeding,
any claim that is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of such
court(s), that the action, claim, suit or proceeding is brought in an
inconvenient forum or that the venue of the action, claim, suit or
proceeding is improper. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in
this Section 13.10 is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a
submission or consent to, or selection of, jurisdiction, forum or
venue for any action for patent infringement, whether or not such
action relates to this Agreement.
13.11 No Implied License
There are no implied licenses or other implied rights granted under
this Agreement, and all rights, save for those expressly granted
hereunder, shall remain with Nokia and its licensors. In addition, no
licenses or immunities are granted to the combination of the Licensed
Software and/ Modified Software, as applicable, with any other
software or hardware not delivered by Nokia under this Agreement.
13.12 Government End Users
A "U.S. Government End User" shall mean any agency or entity of the
government of the United States. The following shall apply if
Licensee is a U.S. Government End User. The Licensed Software is a
"commercial item," as that term is defined in 48 C.F.R. 2.101
(Oct. 1995), consisting of "commercial computer software" and
"commercial computer software documentation," as such terms are used
in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 (Sept. 1995). Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212
and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4 (June 1995), all
U.S. Government End Users acquire the Licensed Software with only
those rights set forth herein. The Licensed Software (including
related documentation) is provided to U.S. Government End Users: (a)
only as a commercial end item; and (b) only pursuant to this
Appendix 1
1. Parts of the Licensed Software that are permitted for distribution ("Redistributables"):
- The Licensed Software's main and plug-in libraries in object code form
- The Licensed Software's configuration tool ("qtconfig")
- The Licensed Software's help tool in object code/executable form ("Qt Assistant")
- The Licensed Software's internationalization tools in object code/executable form ("Qt Linguist", "lupdate", "lrelease")
- The Licensed Software's designer tool ("Qt Designer")
- The Licensed Software's IDE tool ("Qt Creator")
2. Parts of the Licensed Software that are not permitted for distribution include, but are not limited to:
- The Licensed Software's source code and header files
- The Licensed Software's documentation
- The Licensed Software's tool for writing makefiles ("qmake")
- The Licensed Software's Meta Object Compiler ("moc")
- The Licensed Software's User Interface Compiler ("uic" or in the case of Qt Jambi: "juic")
- The Licensed Software's Resource Compiler ("rcc")
- The Licensed Software's generator (only in the case of Qt Jambi if applicable)
- The Licensed Software's Qt SDK