[kde-community] Repeating concers regarding the KDE Free Qt Foundation

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Wed Aug 28 20:13:04 BST 2013

By accident or not, very the same week I noticed concerns (probably
from the other camp) on reddit [1] and phoronix [2] about the KDE Free
Qt Foundation. If I understood what these comments about 'killing
freedom' mean (after removing some trolling layers) more or less they
relate to:

- Exclusiveness of the Qt Free Edition for X11 (so what about mobile
Qt? Casual reader would think there are separate codebases for
different Qt targets)
- Exclusiveness of the protection to KDE (may be a misconception that
the foundation equals KDE? BSD or other licenses are not KDE-exclusive
otherwise wouldn't be approved by OSI)

I'd like to ask about comments, explanation, especially that these
comments stay not answered.

[1] https://pay.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1l4t3v/can_we_have_a_gtk_vs_qt_master_thread/cbw64lu
[2] http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?83848-Digia-Looking-At-Windows-WinRT-Support-In-Qt-5-2&p=353827#post353827

regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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