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Re: kde and debian a long love story :)

"Darren O. Benham" wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 25, 2000 at 09:31:06AM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > 
> > "Darren O. Benham" wrote:
> > 
> > > I think this matter has gone beyond a consensus of debian-legal
> > > as any sort of authority.
> > 
> > Why?  Perhaps debian-legal consensus has no `authority', but I'm
> > satisfied with it.  
> > 
> > What has changed since this came up on debian-legal before?  The
> > only thing is that KDE hasn't changed its license from the GPL
> > but other distributions have decided to use it anyway.  Debian
> > now stands alone not using KDE because of licensing issues.  If
> > this is enough to raise your doubts concerning our stand on the
> > issue, I think you should feel free to seek such clarification
> > from RMS.  Best to do that before we spend big bucks with a
> > lawyer trying to interpret KDE's messy situation.
> Because we're not including KDE on legal reasons of licensing.  If there is
> no license conflict, legally, then we need to change our consensus to "we
> don't include KDE be cause most of the people on debian-legal just don't
> like it" or some such...
> Everybody on debian-legal has an opinion.. and most voice it.. but then the
> discussion just peters out with the Pro-KDE people not having enough of an
> argument to put KDE back in... and the Anti-KDE people not having enough of
> a case to shutdown the argument once and for all.

All I said was that nothing has changed, and that we are treating
GPL'ed packages linked against XForms the same way.  I don't see
a Pro-KDE people vs Anti-KDE people issue at all.

So take the ball and ask RMS.  Isn't that the first step anyway?


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