Selling Linux to Windows Users

Knapp magick.crow at
Mon Dec 15 09:42:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Florian Diesch <diesch at> wrote:
> Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
>>> Gilles.
>> Commercial developers of Linux.
>> You missed a big one here. This one was a bit of a shock to me. KDE
>> was not free! To be more exact QT (the lib of KDE) is a company.
>> I always thought it was just like the kernal.
> Qt is available under GPL, so it's free. It's available under a
> commercial licence, too, for people developing closed source
> software. That's a quite common business model in the FOSS world.
> When KDE started Qt wasn't free, there just was a 'free for
> non-commercial use' type of license. This led to much discussions and
> flame wars, and ultimately to make GTK independent of The Gimp and to GNOME.
>   Florian

Just to be clear, I said, "WAS not free", "not IS not free"
Also as best as I can tell the gui making tools are still not free. I
respect the rights of a company to work this way to make a profit but
it would be nice to have the gui editor free also. Perhaps I miss one
that is free?

Douglas E Knapp

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