Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This is kind of... Well, good news, I suppose? It depends on where you allegiances lie, but it seems like Ubuntu is warming up to the idea of using Qt to develop applications. It's no secret that Qt is a far more advanced development framework than Gtk+, so it only makes sense for Ubuntu - a GNOME/Gtk+ distribution - is looking at it.
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by mart on Thu 21st Oct 2010 08:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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what part of "what's gonna be the license of the next version" you didn't get?

every, i mean every open source project does have somebody in charge that controls it and make decisions that others could not like, that's life.

yes, it's possible some day they could decide to close it up or cease the development, trascuring for a moment that would be a suicide and is really unlikely, let's assume for a moment that it happens. Now, they can't *legally* change retroactively the license of already released versions, more than that, the KDE free Qt foundation makes sure with a legally binding agreement that all they did put in qt until that moment is released under an acceptable license.

So what would happen would be that the development would be made move forward by individuals (and there are maaany people around that know the internals enough), and yes it would suck, yes, it would slow down, but would just become like many other open source projects at the moment

now, all of this won't happen, because Qt is making great progress towards open governance. And i mean not only accepting patches like now, but even opening up some of the *decision making* processes to both individuals and different companies. This among other things ensures that as many people as possible (and with different interests) have a say in it, ensuring that
a) doesn't go in a direction that favors only one use (or company)
b) relicensing become a lot harder

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