[ILUG] RMS: KDE in violation of GPL
Twomey_Mark at emc.com
Twomey_Mark at emc.com
Wed Sep 6 13:49:15 IST 2000
> we mightn't be here if it weren't for him. there wouldn't be 700
> hundred people on this list if it weren't for him.
> instead there'd maybe be about 30 people on this list, part of a
> small, very tight and closed group known to their colleagues in work
> as 'the guy/girl who takes care of that weird old unix
> system'. and this group would be a slowly dying breed.
> i wouldn't be here, that's for sure.
Speak for yourself..it Linux not GNU/Linux, the FSF contribution is
invaluable but it's not the be all end all and he is not the second coming.
> balls. RMS has a well-known view point and a well known licence to go
> with that view point.
> If you don't like the view then don't use the fsckin' licence! The KDE
> crowd should have released under BSD licence. Instead they chose to
> release under GPL - and you're telling me that's RMSs' problem?
So what? what's you point?, Troll go the final mile GPL the major
point of contention and then he uses it as an opportunity to beat up on KDE.
> there were/are problems with linking GPL code to QT. No soapbox, he
> was pointing out the facts.
> If you don't like the rules, then go play another game.
He point's out his facts in a very condescending manner. Instead of
saying "you've done a good thing guys, now lets clean up the rest of what I
think is a mess.", he decides to take a jab at a project he's been critical
about since it's inception.
I'd like to point out that it was the rise of KDE that got the FSF
off it's backside and working on the GNOME/Harmony projects. It wasn't the
KDE team that went 1.0 at the first LinuxWorld months before they were
ready, it was so "Stallman-the-forgiver" could whip out the soap box, bash
KDE and all others.
> balls. it was very good of him. it shows he doesn't have any kind of
> vendetta against KDE. as for ego: let who is without .... cast the
> first stone.
Two things, it's not his forgiveness to give, "Saint" Stallman has no right
to forgive anyone, statements like that prove what a narrow mind he has. If
KDE or others broke the GPL, they broke the law..go sue them. If they broke
it and he did not sue them then the GPL is nothing than words on a page.
Forgive them?, screw that.
As for vendetta against KDE, he's been openly critical about it since it's
inception. A person who has class would see this a positive act and would
openly state so without recourse. They would not end a soapbox editorial
with a statement that simply opens old wounds and show that they are
inflexible. "Until then, the GNU Project is going to support its own team
vigorously. Go get 'em, gnomes!".Though GNOME may be part of his team, you
think he could transcend that for just one moment but no he had to get his
plug in. How very Microsoft of him, turn a positive act from an alleged
competitor into an opportunity to crap on them. What was important here
should have been that Troll crossed the rubicon and went GPL.
If it's a situation where it's Stallmans way or the highway you'll watch
people hitting the road in droves.
> then go play somewhere else.
Grow up Paul.
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