Trolltech ASA recently announced it is licensing its Qt cross-platform development framework under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPL v3). Qt is already available under the GPL v2 and will continue to be so in addition to the GPL v3. The GPL v3 license will make it easy and safe for free software developers to use Trolltech’s Qt with the most recent license framework from the Free Software Foundation. Trolltech hopes that its move will inspire free software projects to use GPL v3 when programming with Qt. Qt is a high-performance, cross-platform application development framework. It includes a C++ class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization.