[kde-solaris] Re: KDE on Solaris Companion CD
Mon Feb 24 23:08:15 2003
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On Monday 24 February 2003 19:55, LeBar, Russell wrote:
> Right. The Qt licensing issue is not that it hurts Sun directly but that =
> might discourage some vendors from developing for the platform. But I'm n=
> sure if I really buy into that theory.=20
This wasn't ment to be a theory ;-) I just wanted to clearify the QT licenc=
question. I don't know what the reasons for SUN's choice are. Maybe Gnome h=
a better timing or was more present in the US than KDE. Maybe it's because=
KDE is rather anarchistic with no real person to talk to or any other reaso=
Maybe Eric can tell us more?
> It's unfortunate the way things went
> since right now KDE is looking like the better desktop.
I never used Gnome, so I cannot compare, but I know, that Windows users hav=
no problem to switch to a KDE desktop and they often like it better. I don'=
think we need to mention CDE in this comparison ;-)
> -- Russ LeBar x3355
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eva Brucherseifer [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Monday 24 February 2003 19:22, LeBar, Russell wrote:
> > -- Russ LeBar x3355
> > I've heard that Qt licensing issues and most of the programmers know C
> > but not C++ (or not as well). I'm not sure if I buy into the Qt licensi=
> > though since didn't developers have to buy a Motif license for CDE?
> QT is dual-licensed with QPL and GPL and you can choose which license to
> This means: As long as your code is opensource, you don't have to get a
> license. If you want to develop commercial code under your own license,
> every developer needs to buy a commercial QT license.
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