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Re: packages linked against Qt

On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, Joseph Carter wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 15, 2000 at 10:13:44AM -0400, Steve Robbins wrote:
> > I don't understand the point you are making.  
> > 
> > If your intent is to flame someone, why could you not do it in private
> > email?  Do you suppose the rest of debian-devel is concerned with your
> > view of this person?

[ ... ]

> As for the flame, if you'd spend a few moments reading the last week's
> traffic on debian-legal it will all the sudden make perfect sense.

Ah, you write for omniscient readers!
> > I have read the GPL thoroughly, I have read the DFSG, and I have read many
> > accounts of the KDE/GPL controversy.  With all that, I cannot figure out
> > what you are alluding to.  Rather than insult my intelligence, why not
> > simply remind us all, with a few pithy words, why you doubt Tomasz' view
> > of TrollTech's motives?
> Troll Tech's motives aren't the problem.  I'm not totally sure I trust
> those myself.

OK, here was my confusion.  I did not guess which of Tomasz' statements
you took exception to.  I do not read debian-legal.

> Tomasz has already claimed that having a GIF file in a GPL'd package is
> illegal under the GPL [ ... ]
> Now fresh out of that discussion, he starts spouting off utter bullshit
> such as the QPL is not a free license (why the hell is it in main then?)
  [ ... ]

> Some of us are unwilling to tollerate FUD coming from "our side" of this
> issue making it harder to resolve.

Fair enough.

I just wanted to point out that there was no way for many of us to glean
any information from your post.

And thank you for clearing this up.


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