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Advogato: A possible solution to the Qt/KDE license dilemma

Jun 19, 2000, 23:12 (8 Talkback[s])
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"There has once again been quite a stir in the community about the Qt/KDE license incompatibility after Dr.Günter Bechly's unsuccessful attempt to solve the problem by offering the KDE team a donation of $3000 if they came up with a solution."

"The attempt was clearly doomed to failure since too many people already have contributed, either directly or indirectly through code reuse, to the KDE code base to make it possible to get all peoples written acceptance to change the license. Besides, that would both be a moving target, since new code all the time gets linked to Qt in the shape of KDE applications, and largely impractical for future development...."

"Most people think about Qt as a drawing/GUI toolkit, a library to which you link your programs to get access to a number of functions and procedures which makes it easier and faster for you to develop your application. Indeed, this is also the way TrollTech markets Qt."

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