Re: QT non-free but becoming compatible to debian? (was Re: Qt license change)
On 18 Nov 1998, John Lapeyre wrote:
> Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I wonder if our recent drop of KDE precipited this change in the license at
> > all?
> I get the feeling that people only pay attention to RedHat. I doubt that
> what Debian does influences people much. Maybe I am a little too pessimistic with
> that, however.
> It is clear that the wind was gone from KDE's sails, however. On second thought,
> "precipitated" may be a good word, because it had a big symbolic effect, even if
> Debian does not have "market share" .
> Debian rules, btw.
I thought it very interesting that RedHat dropped them a while before us,
but as soon as we did they took the problem seriously. So seriously that
they got QT to change it's licence (I never thought that would happen).