Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Oct 2006 22:49 UTC, submitted by Peter Howkins
Window Managers In an attempt to convince The Open Group that they finally want to fully Open Source Motif and CDE Peter Howkins has started a petition to help gauge how much interest there is. CDE, the Common Desktop Enviroment, was the default desktop on several commercial UNIX distributions. Motif is a X Windows widget API used in many programs, including CDE and other projects such as nedit and DDD. Howkins is not going to try to convince anyone to use either of them, but if you use them and would like to see them Open Sourced please sign the petition. For more background information about CDE and this petition visit the petition site or go straight to signing the petition.
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RE[3]: why CDE
by Brandybuck on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: why CDE"
Brandybuck
Member since:
2006-08-27

Get your facts straight. Adobe uses Qt for PhotoShop Album. Other companies paying "tons of money" to Trolltech are Opera, Skype and Google. Qt is also used in the medical, petroleum engineering, and film industry. It's used to calculate commercial satellite orbit insertions, for flight simulators, and protein folding.

Commercial companies do not have a problem paying for the tools they use.

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RE[4]: why CDE
by SEJeff on Fri 13th Oct 2006 20:24 in reply to "RE[3]: why CDE"
SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/licenses/pricing A license for one developer to use QT on two platforms (like windows and OS X) would cost $4950. Keep in mind that is for one developer.

Yes, I seem to consider this "tons of money" when that company can use gtk for free. Also note that there would be no gnome or gtk if Trolltech didn't have QT as nonfree in the beginning. That is the reason Miguel, Nat, and Federico founded gnome in the first place.

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