Picking the correct license for your software is an essential step in ensuring your work is protected while giving your users freedom to use the tool effectively. The licenses you can use for your software depend on the other libraries you use -- PyQt is GPL licensed, while PySide is LGPL.

In this section we'll explain the implications of these differences and provide advice and considerations for selecting a license for your own apps.

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How Trademarks Affect Open Source Software

How do trademarks relate to copyrights and what are the implications for open source software

PyQt vs. Tkinter — Which Should You Choose for Your Next GUI Project?

What Are the Major Differences Between these Popular Python GUI Libraries

Can You Charge for Open-Source Software?

Making Money from Open-Source Projects

Understanding the GPL and "Copyleft"

When Are Two Open Source Software Licenses Incompatible?

The Basics of Software Copyrights

Why Do You Need to Bother With Licensing at All?

PyQt5 vs PyQt6

What are the differences, and is it time to upgrade?

PySide2 vs PySide6

What are the differences, and is it time to upgrade?