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 OfB.biz
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hmmm?
by rm6990 on Wed 6th Jul 2005 12:17 UTC
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With a Rolls-Royce pricing model and restrictive licensing, Trolltech has guaranteed that Qt will never be developed by anyone except for Trolltech.

How does price or anything guarantee that? QT is licensed under the GPL. Meaning you, me, Novell, or anyone else can fork it if need be, at no charge. Unless I am misunderstanding what you are trying to say.

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