Commercial Free Software projects and KDE

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Thu Jul 31 10:18:44 BST 2003

On Wednesday 30 July 2003 19:33, Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2003 18:36 schrieb Ralf Nolden:

> E.g. I cannot imagine that anyone would have succeeded to create such a
> full featured and stable Kolab client for Linux on the grounds of either
> proprietary components nor Mozilla or GNOME technology. Kalles peoples made
> a sound technical decision.

To be fair: The choice for Kalle was already made.
I can image other technologies which have a similiar or even higher potential.
Just undiscriminately praising KDE or anything 
is not something I feel comfortable with.
Improvements can only be gained if issues can be voiced.

> The fact that the main development of the kdepim people with kmail,
> kaddressbok and korganizer will lead to a very cool Kolab client in the
> future is simply fantastic and shows how well the community works together
> with commercial companies producing free software.

That is a nice vision I'm also sharing.

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