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Author: g4sra
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] problem with KDE/plasma on Beowulf / pulseaudio too
On 28/09/2020 02:29, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 01:35:55AM +0200, aitor_czr wrote:
>> On 27/9/20 13:59, g4sra via Dng wrote:
>>> I have reservations about where QT5 is going, despite any issue with pulseaudio, now might be a good time to jump ship.
> I've been wondering about QT5, but haven't been able to pinpint what makes me
> uneasy. Care to elaborate?


Remember StarOffice -> OpenOffice leading to the fork and creation of LibreOffice because the other two were taken over and pulled in-house ?

MySQL -> MariaDB another example.

With respect to KDE\LXQT
QT are slowly pulling the source in-house with each release, they keep changing the licensing of it's various aspects.
They are also starting to require and charge a fee for licenses.
Currently I believe you can submit patches to QT *provided* you register for a QT account first, how long before you need to pay a fee.....

If I cannot freely submit and have patches applied the official source, then in my book that source is not FOSS even if the source is published for me to look at.
I have no qualms about using TDE as the development team have already sort of forked QT -> TQt by maintaining an earlier uninhibited version themselves.

> -- hendrik