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Open for Business: Debate Without End: KDE and Qt Licensing

Jul 06, 2005, 23:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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"Thinking on the issue of licensing and KDE, an old hymn came to mind. '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 I would suggest its biggest licensing issue remains: the GPL.

"As an author of several small GPL licensed bits of code and a long time appreciator of what the GPL has accomplished, this is a strange thing for me to say. I would like to say it is the right license for just about any job..."

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