At the risk of being flamed : State of software
amystephen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 17:51:27 CEST 2007
A free community is ensured by the GPL and other free software licenses. :-)
On 8/24/07, Tim Shannon <shannon.timothy at gmail.com> wrote:
> They aren't reinventing the wheel, it's GTK. And as far as GPL not being
> important, I think you miss the point of the entire project. Open source
> isn't just about free software, it's about a free community.
> On 8/24/07, wim delvaux <wim.delvaux at adaptiveplanet.com> wrote:
> > HI all,
> > Champion of open source and user of familiar on Ipaq when time was new,
> > i
> > wonder if it was such a good idea to rewrite from scratch an entire GUI
> > system.
> > Knowing that the device is now about 6 months late and looking at the
> > overall
> > stability and completeness of the GUI (List of issues is still long
> > perhaps
> > too long ?) I wonder if it would not have been a better solution to put
> > things like QTopia on the phone. I mean, how long will it still take to
> > get
> > things to this level
> > (
> > http://trolltech.com/products/qtopia/learnmore/screenshots4/?searchterm=screenshots)
> > ?
> > Perhaps with a different style or something but at least QTopia has been
> > around for quite a few years, sporting a nice portfolio of apps, having
> > a
> > nice ,portable and powerfull GUI library.
> > I know that the software is not fully GPL and FREE but what REALLY is
> > Fully
> > free ? AFAIK you can mess around with qtopia ad lib (hey, look at opie's
> > fork), sources are available, support is great (KDE ...) and for FIC's
> > sake,
> > they can focus there entire resource of a great phone.
> > For me, the free community does not need (really) a new GUI library. It
> > needs
> > a good phone ! Our interest lies in having a nicely featured device
> > available
> > so that we hackers can release our creativity and write apps that users
> > like
> > and not - yet again - re-invent the wheel to start all over again. And
> > for
> > what ? For a theme ? For true GPL ? ...
> > So what about porting QTopia to the NEO as backup scenario ? I.e. how
> > much
> > more delays can we afford ?
> > W
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