Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Yesterday we reported on GoBE Productive Software (I knew that) returning to the market with a new version, backed by an Indian firm. In addition, the source article claimed GoBE Software was closing a deal on buying the BeOS operating system from what can only be Access. During the night (as in, CET) Bruce Hammond, CEO of GoBE Software, sent me an email with a few clarifications, and I have the permission to reprint that email below. Read more for the email.
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RE: KDE = Mac
by fyysik on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 10:54 UTC in reply to "KDE = Mac"
fyysik
Member since:
2006-02-19

I think he rather tried to point at Qt than whole KDE.

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RE[2]: KDE = Mac
by kragil on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 11:19 in reply to "RE: KDE = Mac"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Well, i googled and the old KDE libs seem to be LGPL, MIT or BSD .. so by licensing QT it seems to possible to build commercial cross platform appz using KDE ( prolly in Trolltechs interest tbh ).

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RE[3]: KDE = Mac
by Flatland_Spider on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 14:45 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE = Mac"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

There are two license models for the Qt toolkit. There is a proprietary license for proprietary software with a dollar amount attached to it. Then there is the GPLv2 licensed toolkit for open source software which is free as long as the code is open. Both licenses are cross platform.

Two links to the license matrix and overview.
http://trolltech.com/products/qt/licenses/licensing/matrix
http://trolltech.com/products/qt/licenses/licensing/licensingovervi...

I'm reading this as he meant GoBe Productive would get ported to Linux, and maybe other Unices? ;) , with Qt as the widget toolkit. That would in turn allow them to port Productive to OS X without having to change widget sets. I don't think he meant that Productive was going to be tied to KDE specifically.

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