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KDE: Response to Stallman Editorial

Sep 06, 2000, 02:06 (64 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Daniel M. Duley for this link. ]

"In a recent editorial on Linux Today, Richard Stallman claimed that KDE is still in violation of the GPL even though Qt is now covered under the GPL and all KDE code is compatible with the GPL. His rather absurd reasoning is that since KDE once violated the GPL, it will always be in violation unless the individual copyright holders "grant forgiveness."

"We maintain, as always, that there are no licensing problems with KDE. Here's why:"

"All code in KDE is copyrighted and covered under a free software (Open Source) license. The vast majority of the code was written explicitely for KDE. A few bits were written elsewhere and incorporated into KDE."

"...This entire thing is just too absurd and we refuse to play this game."

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