Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 6th Jul 2005 06:25 UTC, submitted by Timothy R. Butler
Qt Thinking on the issue of licensing and KDE, an old hymn came to the mind of OfB's Tim Butler. "As it was in the beginning, is now, And ever shall be" Yes, the issue of licensing has been a perennial problem for the Free/Open Source desktop and he suggests its biggest licensing issue remains: the GPL. Read more at
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by rm6990 on Wed 6th Jul 2005 11:40 UTC
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Lumbergh, because you gonna repeat it over and over doesn't make it true. As we speak Wienna decided for Linux in its administration and they use KDE as their Desktop. I think the ones who lost here are the GNOME people who regulary shouted out to have 1 million chines GNOME users and now it has been come to reality that SUN who initially wanted to do this deal has backed out of it. As well as HP has backed out of GNOME due their expectations hasn't fulfilled. How will the future look like once GNOME adopts MONO as default framework. It will only scare even more people away from it. Think about that. And yes KDE has the superior framework.

Unless they change their license, which would be impossible, I could still develop applications for Gnome in Python, C, C++, Java or whatever I wanted.

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