Re: Can we pull KDE?
>>"Alex" == <email@example.com> writes:
Alex> There is one more reason. Pulling KDE packages would reduce
Alex> already shrinked Debian user base even more.
Firstly, I see no evidence of a ``shrinking'' user base. Secondly,
that is a bad basis to decide what we provide on our ftp site. Thirdly,
apart from the botched copyright (which can be fixed with a clause to
allow linking with QT), were there not issues about KDE linking
GPL'ed code that they do not own the copyrights on with non-free
libs? That last one, if true, is quite serious.
Alex> I am not a KDE user, but I feel that this is may be the major
Alex> visible advantage of Debian vs. RedHat - availability of
Alex> well-integrated KDE (menus, etc.).
I think that there are other advantages that Debian has. However,
percieved advantages, like popularity, is a bad criteria.
Alex> Let's get real, keeping KDE is no threat.
Not a threat, maybe; but quite possibly illegal.
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