Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2005 14:00 UTC, submitted by Timothy R. Butler
GNU, GPL, Open Source Tim Butler knew when he mentioned something negative about the GNU Project's General Public License (GPL), in his column on KDE last week, he would inevitably be accused of arguing the GPL was a bad license. What did not fit into that piece shall now be dealt with: is the GPL a bad license or is the issue he complained about something else?
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by on Wed 13th Jul 2005 15:40 UTC

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We have 18 comments so far, two known GNOME users

rm6990 and youknowmewell

We have some normal people who raise their voices and opinion and all we get from those two GNOMER's are inflamatory comments, insulting one (calling someone by name, calling them shizophreniac, paranoid, idiot) and so on.

And then the same two people want to argue about the benefits of GPL or LGPL because "someone didn't understood it" but then misbehave on their own because one of the elementary key elements of Open Source and said licenses also include free speach. But free speach don't mean to hand over a free ticket to some twits to act like morons publicly. Just because others (KDE people or people who don't have any issues with the QT licensing sheme) don't agree with them make them automatically shizophreniac, paranoid idiots.

Ok may GTK+ be free as free whatever, but who wants to spent time messing with a community that is build up on huge inflamatory insulting, where insulting and offensive behavior is the only way for them to publically demonstrate their weakness and inability to communicate nicely and friendly. Now keep your FREE LGPL'ed whatever and stuck it up where the sun never shines. It won't help any company or user much if all they receive is bad inflamatory crap.

These things luckely don't exist on the KDE frontier. The people are mainly friendly, helpful and calm persons. You can have nice and friendly conversations with them, they help one, you help them with bugreports and you feel home there. All the license issues by side, but are you willing to work with people like youknowmewell or rm6990 ? There are plenty of them out there. Their way of behavior and the way of some others from the same camp speaks for the entire project they are feeling committed too, one is the same as the other and within the past years I have only found a handful of 'normal' people there.

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