20 Jun 2000 sford   » (Observer)

Just a little rant. I am tired of all the back and forth bickering among developers regarding the Qt/KDE problem. The solution is simple enough: 1) Make the QPL GPL compatible, this is the easiest. 2) Give KDE apps an exception to link with Qt, this is harder than adding one line to the code. There are literaly hundreds of developers who would need to be contacted and that may be impossible. 3) Just get over it, while I dont like this one so much lets face it this will not stop Joe User from using KDE. How many times do people actually read licenses? Not very often. For example I instal MS Word not because I agree with or like the license but because I either need or want to use it.

Raph I read your post about inclusion of your software in KDE, does it really matter if it is included as long as your license if followed? For example many libraries which have no relation to Qt but are needed by KDE apps are included in kdesupport, everything there is fine and legal. Nothing to worry or get upset about.

On to some less sensitive news Mozilla is progressing nicely, the latest daily builds have a new theme to try out: Classic. Very nice.


ps: these are my own opinions, I do not know what if any response the KDE team will give to this issue.

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