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Re: samba license change



Andrew Bartlett <abartlet <at> samba.org> writes:
> The bit that bothers me is that not only was Samba for the longest time
> mentioned in most GPLv3 news articles, we asked if anybody had a reason
> not to change our licence, and nobody gave a compelling reason.

There definitely have been complaints from the KDE camp, both on public news 
sites like Slashdot and on KDE developer blogs.

See, the KDE project can't just move to GPLv3, most of their code is actually 
LGPL (which allows converting to any GPLv2+) or GPLv2+ already, but Qt is GPLv2 
only. So KDE can't do anything without Trolltech, and Trolltech is still in 
the "evaluating their options" phase.

Also be aware that if the problem gets solved, it will be solved only for KDE 
4, KDE 3 relies on Qt 3 which is not supported by Trolltech anymore, so the 
chances for that to change its license are essentially nil.

        Kevin Kofler


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