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

Mirko Boehm mirko at kde.org
Thu Aug 29 07:03:24 UTC 2013


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On 08/28/2013 09:13 PM, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> 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.
Hi, 

I replied to the reddit thread. 

Mirko.
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