Software patent protest, could kde participate ?

Christophe Devriese oelewapperke at
Tue Aug 26 15:49:02 BST 2003

On Tuesday 26 August 2003 16:16, Maksim Orlovich wrote:
> Last I checked KDE did not force anyone to license apps with GPL, nor made
> statements advancing goals of the FSF. And I am pretty sure that a large
> portion of KDE people will say that they do not agree with its goals, but
> just use it for practical reasons. So I think you just underscored Andy's
> point.

If trolltech is to be believed, it does. The kde core libraries may not be 
GPL, but by using QT we still force people to GPL their applications. (I 
agree that it would be very hard to change, but still it's not impossible)


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