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Re: Qt2.2 released under the GPL

On Mon, Sep 04, 2000 at 08:08:33PM +0200, happ wrote:
> enough said
> http://www.trolltech.com
> now we can move the ftp://kde.tdyc.com/pub/kde potato kde2 contrib
> back home
> WE WON !

No, we didn't win.  Neither did KDE.  Troll Tech won this license war.  It
looks like the rest of us will benefit in the long run, but we didn't win.
The majority of people involved with KDE still are convinced that they did
nothing wrong in terms of law or ethics, people will still accuse them of
a whole bunch of things they did and a bit they didn't, and everybody
involved seems to hold negative opinions of someone because of how long
this has gone on.

There's nothing to celebrate here.  Just a company making a move that is,
they hope, in their best interests having the side effect of fixing a
handful of license quibbles which have caused flamewars the likes of which
I couldn't even place on a CDR in compressed format.  All of that isn't
going away overnight.  So what we really have is a single step.  A big and
important one - but still a step.

So do we prance around gloating over our "victory" or do we take the next

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