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Re: X11 bashing and "freeness"

> > I strongly doubt that KDE has the momentum to succeed. It's based on
> > Qt, which is a proprietary standard.  Granted the implementation is
> > delivered 'free for noncommercial use', but I don't see that as a
> > significant difference.  It's still a proprietary toolkit, which will
> > keep the GNU crowd disinterested, as well as making it inappropriate
> > for Debian proper.
> In contrast to motif Qt is fully C++ OO.
> Qt comes with source. Any gpled sw can be distributed with soure or binary
> of Qt.
> Just building proprietary sw without source.. cost money.
> So it is really free and can be well used for gpled sw.

No, it's not "free"!  You are not free to use it every way you wish.

There are significant restrictions (namely that it can only be used
without-monetary-cost with other without-monetary-cost software).
                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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