Re: Having a non-free and a non-cd branch?
On Sun, Jun 28, 1998 at 09:29:46PM -0400, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 28, 1998 at 03:38:26PM -0400, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> > > Raul Miller wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sure: choosing to violate a license, or not, is a moral issue.
> > > >
> > > > But, note that this is also a legal issue.
> > >
> > > Ok the KDE license needs work I admit that is something they really need
> > > to address. With your permission I will forward key parts of this
> > > dissuasion to them so they can address it.
> > >
> > > But the Qt licence is clear.
> > Please save your time for more important thinks:
> > KDE is FORCED to use the GPL as their license, because Qt "free" license
> > forces the GPL on every project that uses it.
> > So Qt forces the KDE project to violate their own license. KDE has no choice
> > to choose another license.
> You are being extremely paranoid surly that is not the indetion of the
> Qt "free" in forcing developers to use the GPL. Also they don't force
> users to use necessary the GPL just something in the same spirit as it
> as they say: "Users of your software can obtain source code for the
> software, freely modify the source code (possibly with restrictions on
> copyright notices, attributions and legal responsibility), and freely
> redistribute original or modified versions of the software." When they
> say under the GPL tsurly hey only mean for program using Qt and not Qt
You are correct, sorry. However, for this reason KDE will dry out,
because the Free Software Community can take KDE, but KDE
can´t take Free Software.
As a side note, I´m not paranoid. Qt does not interest me in any
way, KDE sucks, too, if you ask for my personal opinion. I don´t
miss anything and think that we do well wihout both.
However, for the benefit of our users I don´t mind at all (and
think it is actually good) that KDE and Qt are package for Debian
and available on the CD resp. on the FTP site. I spent my time
in other projects but want to thank those people that package
QT and KDE for Debian for persons like you.
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