Re: Debian and KDE: Appology
Paul Seelig <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> But RMS speaking like *this* is rather unappropriate and IMHO quite
> insulting. I wonder if the author of ncftp who was hurting the GPL by
> using readline and who subsequently put ncftp under GPL as consequence
> of complaints was asked to beg for being forgiven as well? I guess
> not, it was just retroactively considered legal, right? Is this then
> just treatment of the KDE developers? Definitely not!
The situation does differ somewhat: ncftp's violations were resolved
by actions taken by ncftp's author. KDE's violations were resolved by
actions taken by Troll Tech, _not_ actions taken by KDE developers.
So whether you think the request for an apology is appropriate or not,
using the events surrounding ncftp as a basis for saying RMS is
applying a double standard is dubious, because the resolutions came
about through very different means.
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