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Re: In case anyone was wondering where kde.tdyc.com went.

*- On  4 Oct, Eric G . Miller wrote about "Re: In case anyone was wondering where kde.tdyc.com went."
> On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 06:03:37PM -0400, B. Szyszka wrote:
>> Is there any particular reason why the Debian and/or KDE mirror sites
>> don't offer the apt sources? Getting at least half of the KDE mirrors out
>> there to mirror the apt sources would be heaven. Gnome has a buttload
>> of apt sources, why can't KDE?
>   Debian folk have determined that the QT license is incompatible with
>   the GPL. Hence, KDE stuff is bound to a non-free license... I'm not
>   sure it makes a lot of sense considering the other "non-free" software
>   that is distributed...

It is not that Qt is incomaptible it is the fact that KDE is linked to
software under a non GPL license and KDE is under the GPL.  This
violates the GPL. See http://www.debian.org/News/1998/19981008 for all
the specifics.  Keep in mind that this is for Qt v1, Qt v2 is under a
different license so things are starting to change for the better.

Brian Servis
Mechanical Engineering              |  Never criticize anybody until you  
Purdue University                   |  have walked a mile in their shoes,
servis@purdue.edu                   |  because by that time you will be a
http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/~servis   |  mile away and have their shoes.

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