Re: Sco vs. IBM

From: Miquel van Smoorenburg (
Date: Thu Jun 19 2003 - 11:34:05 EST

In article <>,
Adrian Bunk <> wrote:
>There's no license reason today why there are two big desktop projects
>(GNOME and KDE).

There is. If you want to develop a commercial application under
KDE you need to pay TrollTech for the Qt license. Basically
TrollTech controls all commercial KDE applications.

Which makes no sense. You're not at the mercy of Linus or the
kernel developers, neither at that of the KDE developers, but
TrollTech controls the KDE desktop wrt commercial apps.

What if TrollTech decides to only license (or sell) Qt
to, say, Microsoft? What does that mean for, say, the Kompany ?


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