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Corel changes BTA?


I have seen on IRC a link to the changed BTA by Corel (I lost the link,
hough). Someone who received this please verifies the correctness of this
information, as I do not participate in the beta test and don't know if
this is real (although it looks real).

A quick check shows the following relevant changes. They seem to solve the
solution pretty good know. Are there any more issues we should be concerned

I applaud Corel to not only clarify, but also put a clarification on paper.
I also ask people not to send angry letters to Corel, but further try the
way of negotiation and discussion, if there are still problems to be found.

Regardless of intentions, this is a big success, because we could one more
time defend the spirit of Free Software by social means (as opposed to legal
force). I want to thank everyone who was involved (especially Bruce Perens).

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[ About Schedule A: This is a list with about 30 program names, that goes
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sound like small utilities that may very well be developed independently by
Corel. However, some of them have a k*, like kchangepwd. They probably link
to KDE libraries, I don't know which license those have. Considering that
their license may be LGPL or more free, and considering the opinions of KDE
developers, I don't think that Corel is on thin ice here).]


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