Re: KDE liscence question
Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:
> Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > defining main as the major components of the Debian
> > system, which they are anyway, is the right thing in my view.
> > If "major components" are defined that way, we can distribute kde with
> > debian, because it then only links against a major component (qt),
> > which is allowed. Since kde is distributed as single bz2/rpm/deb files
> > and qt is distributed by Troll, qt doesnt count as acompaning kde.
> > All of this of causes needs a qt in main.
> I don't understand. If Qt2 is in main, then KDE can't be in main
> using the "major components" clause, because we'd be distributing
> them together in main, on the same CD.
Maybe, maybe not. Debian is only redistributing kde. Maybe that can be
used as argument to get kde into main, but even contrib or non-free
would be ok. Its just a pitty that a free programm can't be in debian
because of licensing stuff. All the time people say "Hey, please
change your license to gpl so we can distribute it freely". Kde did
use the gpl and now they are kept out because of it.
May the Source be with you.