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Re: SEUL: Re: What's the diff to SEUL ?
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On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, Rick Jones wrote:
> I think it's rediculous to base an entire
> environment/dis' on on a single set of widgets/lib's, non-free to boot.
> Next year they decide to change the license and it's all over.
> Unuseable. What then? Buy the QT package? Could this be their
> alterior motive to start with?
Very well put. (conspiracy theory, here we come... :) I believe that
e-Linux's goal to use KDE/Qt is misguided for the above reasons. There is
no way to guarantee that Qt will remain available, which sets up the
project (KDE, and thus e-Linux) to be dropped into the bit bucket as soon
as the people at Troll Tech realize there is much money to be made.
I have nothing against Qt/Troll Tech, or commercial development. I just
think it is pure folly to write an otherwise GPL'd (I think) environment,
un top of a non-free library.
Erik Walthinsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> - SEUL Project system architect
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