Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 6th Jul 2005 06:25 UTC, submitted by Timothy R. Butler
Qt Thinking on the issue of licensing and KDE, an old hymn came to the mind of OfB's Tim Butler. "As it was in the beginning, is now, And ever shall be…" Yes, the issue of licensing has been a perennial problem for the Free/Open Source desktop and he suggests its biggest licensing issue remains: the GPL. Read more at OfB.biz
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Even if...
by rm6990 on Wed 6th Jul 2005 07:57 UTC
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2005-07-04

Breaking news: KDELibs _are_ LGPL, so you can write closed source software for KDE without problems, as long you have purchased Qt.

And even if they weren't, you could still do what Opera does, use QT without KDE libs. Isn't the primary advantage of using QT is that it is available on so many different platforms...way more than KDE is?

(For example, Windows and QTopia)

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RE: Even if...
by on Wed 6th Jul 2005 08:07 in reply to "Even if..."
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> Isn't the primary advantage of using QT is that it is available on so many different platforms...way more than KDE is?

For KDE4, it's planned to support OSX and Windows natively. KDE should on par with Qt by then.

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RE[2]: Even if...
by pravda on Wed 6th Jul 2005 12:15 in reply to "RE: Even if..."
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2005-07-06

All this effort on cross-platform when KDE itself needs major work on Linux. It just does not make any sense.

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