Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:25 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE On August 4 we discussed the possibility of openSUSE defaulting to KDE during the installation routine. This was raised as a feature request within the openSUSE community, and quickly gained the favour of many, become the most popular request. The openSUSE board and variousother leader within the project have discussed the issue, and have decided that yes, from now on, openSUSE will default to KDE during the installation process.
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RE[3]: Somewhat odd ?
by bralkein on Thu 20th Aug 2009 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Somewhat odd ?"
bralkein
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No, I don't think so. I am a big fan of KDE, but if I were selling a Linux distro I would want to make it a nice target for proprietary developers. Having Qt with the GPL/paid licences made this realistically impossible, because how could you justify sending people elsewhere to get a development licence for your platform, for which they would also have to pay £££? No way.

Having a bunch of GNOME developers on board probably helped make the decision a lot easier, but I really don't think KDE stood a chance there with that old Qt licencing issue.

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