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Re: [SLE] Re: GNOME vs KDE Redoux
  • From: Sven Burmeister <sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 10:41:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605021041.16127.sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx>
Hi!

Am Dienstag, 2. Mai 2006 10:23 schrieb Kevin Donnelly:
> On Monday 01 May 2006 20:48, Chuck Davis wrote:
> > Why GNOME has garnerred the corporate
> > support it has is a mystery to me.  
>
> I think it's something to do with the fact that a lot of GNOME is LGPL now,
> so it's easier to tie proprietary stuff to it. I find this amusingly
> ironic, seeing that de Icaza started GNOME because the then-Qt license
> wasn't "free" enough ....

And SuSE 10.1 did not want to supply any kernel-tainting stuff anymore. What
else then tainting is putting non-OSS stuff into (L)GPL code? If one does not
want to have non-OSS bits in an OSS environment, then LGPL is not really what
one wants to supply, as it encourages to use non-OSS bits.

Sven

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