Software Status Update
audriusa at bluewin.ch
Sun Jul 6 19:38:21 CEST 2008
GTK is under LGPL and Qtopia is under GPL. This may mean nothing for the
individual developer, but under GTK we may expect more "commercial",
proprietary applications appearing. One can buy "commercial" license for
Qtopia as well but this costs money.
It is up to you to decide if more proprietary applications is bad or
good thing. It may well be that the freedom - loving community may
choose to enforce all contributors to share the source code, caring less
about "this second" popularity. But this thing with the two licenses is
important to remember when making decisions.
Most modern Linux distributions would run both QT and GTK applications.
Keeping this may not be just a purely technical decision. It may make a
lot of sense to do the same on OpenMoko.
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