I previously posted to this newsgroup that Debian would forward the
donations it receives from an upcoming KDE/Debian CD to the GNOME
project. This, understandably, has annoyed some KDE supporters.
Because of this, we have decided that we will place donations from the
KDE CD in our general fund. This won't disappoint the GNOME project,
because we're sending them $1000 that we made on another CD, and we've
given them access to our computer resources so that they don't have to
spend money on WWW or FTP servers.
We are concerned by the KDE team's choice to use a non-free software
component, the Qt toolkit published by Troll Tech. Qt fails tests #3
and #6 of the Free Software Guidelines
(at http://www.debian.org/social_contract.html), and we despair that
Troll Tech will ever change its license. We will continue to encourage
the KDE team to _do_something_ about this. We are joined in this by
many leaders in the Linux and Free Software communities.
Debian Project Leader
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