Re: Debian and KDE: Appology
firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Alan Dorman) writes:
> Paul Seelig <email@example.com> 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 what? Does this retroactively make the KDE code less free than it
> 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.
... and resulted into the same. So does this justify arrogance?
Thanks, P. *8^)
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