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Re: The rxvt copyright

>>>>> I wrote:

    Brian> I don't know very much about kde, but I have always thought
    Brian> that the kde people have a more compelling argument for
    Brian> asking the rxvt authors to change the copyright.

>>>>> Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> adds:

    Joey> Interesting. How so? Their kvt is simply rxvt with a menu
    Joey> bar.

The rxvt authors have created a program that they have given away for
free.  I would be asking (some might say bugging) them to make it even
more free.  On the other hand, the kde people have used the rxvt code
in a larger set of software, which they intend to give away.  However,
they have a problem, since the rxvt code they borrowed has a more
restrictive distribution policy than what they want to use for kde,
thereby limiting the distribution of kde in its entirety.

Of course, the point is moot now because ...

>>>>> Andreas Jellinghaus writes:

    Andreas> kde has removed and rewritten all rxvt code, now its
    Andreas> free.


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