Software patent protest, could kde participate ?

Andy Fawcett andy at
Tue Aug 26 16:03:05 BST 2003

On Tuesday 26 August 2003 17:49, Christophe Devriese wrote:
> 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)

Okay, I said I wouldn't step in anymore...

From checking just one application that is auto-started here, I can tell 
you that as part of the KDE distribution there are licences other than 

Check the licence for Noatun.


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