Qt history refresher course?

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Feb 11 17:26:58 UTC 2002

Ned Lilly wrote:

> Could someone give (or provide a link to) a summary of the GNU community's
> objections to the QPL,

The QPL imposes conditions incompatible with the GPL, so software
licensed under the GPL cannot be incorporated into a GPL program
(unless the software is also licensed under a GPL-compatible license).

> and how the GNOME/KDE brou-ha-ha started?

That is a separate issue.  Earlier versions of the Qt toolkit
weren't Open Source, even though KDE was.  GNOME was started as a
top-to-bottom Open Source desktop.  Then Trolltech changed the
Qt license to the QPL.


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