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Re: About the KDE issue.

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 02:06:46PM +0100, Kristoffer.Rose@ens-lyon.fr wrote:
> FYI I'd just remark that RMS said in his presentation at [GNU/]Linux
> Expo/World in PARIS that Qt 2 is free.  While I agree with the reservations
> we have in Debian it *does* seem awkward that we are stricter with respect
> to freeness than RMS...

Free != GPL compatible.

Please take the time to understand the issues completely.  Qt2 is sitting
in main right now.  If Debian believe it non-free, it wouldn't be.  The
issue is KDE's GPL'd code.  RMS has said something very different with
recards to that.

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