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Re: kde and debian a long love story :)

On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 09:46:33PM -0100, Anthony wrote:
> Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> wrote in
> >
> >And, you have to ask yourself:  Why?
> >
> >And the answer, I think, is that if they did, the pieces of software
> >which weren't originally written for Qt would stand out.  And, a KDE with
> >those pieces missing would be a lot less attractive than KDE as a whole.

I heard a major KDE developer saying exactly this: Acknowledging that there
is a licensing problem would exclude all third party GPL code from their use.

> So what exactly do they need to do ? "a reasonably solid statement of
> permission"

A notice added to the copyright.

> contact all kde developer to do so ?

Of course the permission of all copyright holders is necessary.

> Maybe asking them to LGPL is easier... We should propose them both
> solution.

Neither is easier, although using the LGPL would make sure they get it right.

> >In the mean time, we wait.
> No more :)

The worst thing about this is that enthusiastic people like you spend their
time on this without reaching anything. (Well, but maybe in your case it is
different, who knows.)


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