Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2007 22:32 UTC, submitted by twenex
KDE The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule for KDE 4. Of course nothing is set yet but the topic is now hot and some interesting problems and point of views come up. In other but related news Oxygen hit the mirrors, or better, kdelibs.
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RE[4]: jumping the gun?
by smitty on Thu 8th Mar 2007 07:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: jumping the gun?"
smitty
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Edited: OK, aseigo replied while I was writing this and I think I get it now. Leaving this for the record, though.

Perhaps an analogy would help:

You've released some project (let's say closed source) for free but are asking for donations. It's free for everyone, you say, and that's a very good thing.

Now someone comes along and uses it without donating, and you start ranting about how if someone doesn't donate it makes it difficult to stay free and you threaten to add a price to your project instead of relying on donations.

See the contradiction? You say it's free, but on the other hand you say that is threatened unless everyone pays money. At which point the program isn't really free, is it?

Or maybe I'm just not getting it.


Edited 2007-03-08 07:15

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