Qtopia Phone Licensing Issue

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Tue Apr 1 20:29:39 CEST 2008

Lorn Potter wrote:

>> src/3rdparty is where Trolltech for insane reasons known only to
>> themselves had imported libraries from community they use. 
> Not insane reasons at all, just not known to you. We have perfectly 
> legitimate reasons for doing thing this.
>> They link
>> against these versions rather than the ones from any other source and
>> there doesnt appear to be configure options to stop this.
> The reason for this, is that our customers wanted one package, and did 
> not want to have to hunt around the net for these. As well, we wanted to 
> provide specific versions known to work.

I don't know. Aren't your customers developers?
Developers hate this.
(At least all experienced linux developers i know. Including me.)

Without wanting to point fingers, whenever i see something like this it 
is usually a lame excuse for not having a working build system.
Enough, it's really not about accusations but rather to tell you that i 
disagree completely.

Just my 2 Eurocents

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