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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RE[7]: KDE vs. GNOME
by rm6990 on Wed 13th Jul 2005 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: KDE vs. GNOME"
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You called me that because you aren't able to accept opinions that differ with yours. Same applies to youknowitall who lengthly replied at reply #32 or so.

Holy crap, this is getting ridiculous. Yes, I tend to get a little pissed when people stick words in my mouth. Will you please answer my question finally, which is, where exactly did I bash KDE??? I have asked you that numerous times and you have yet to answer. Like I have tried to show you numerous times, someone asked a question because they didn't understand the GPL/LGPL, and I told them the difference. Had you understood that and not immediately thought I was some Gnome zealot bashing KDE, you would see I wasn't even argueing in the first place.

Despite you sitting there accusing me of all of this shit, I STILL have yet to bash KDE. In fact, read this comment I posted in response to someone else.

Yes, your code is BSD or w/e you choose, the entire combined app is GPL though. I don't see that as a problem however. Either pony up the license fees, GPL your app, or use GTK+. Many KDE users use Gnome/GTK apps (such as Gaim), just like many Gnome users, such as myself, use KDE/Qt apps such as K3b.

Now I ask you nicely, will you please quit assuming I'm bashing stuff that I have no problem with? And quit putting words in my mouth? Would you not be a little pissed if I turned around and accused you of bashing Gnome and GTK+ when you have done no such thing, like I have not done with KDE and QT.

Like I also said, I recommend KDE to new Linux users over Gnome. If I was this crazed Gnome zealot you claim I am, I not only would not do that, I would purge my harddrive of KDE and QT, which I'm not about to do because I like a lot of their apps.

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