http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.htmlRMS never claimed one should contribute to "make the world better"
Contribution always is connected to development costs.
If the developer is interested in result, the price is his skill and time.
If the developer is not interested in result, he should charge money.
Please show me even one consumer who will resist to pay for opensource contribution?
The difference is that opensource solution will profit from cross development, reducing amount of "bicycle inventions", patent suits and wars, increase security by more pass-thru's --- pretty much all advantages of opensource model.
But the scheme to mis-use (expoit) developer time was never part of RMS idea.
If one is to make money off the development time of others, he should be legally obligated to compensate it to them.
I never thought KDE and Qt are this stupid....
Maybe its a very good idea to start a toolkit similar to Qt from scratch.
Maybe RMS releases GPLv5 where he addresses this case.
GPL makes world better by removing restrictions = restricting restrictions.
No one should make world better by denying income for the work. This is sure way to die, which means less software, which in turn means worse world.
Originally Posted by gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html
Yeah. It was the same way in nazi-german labor camps.With Qt's CLA, this isn't guaranteed. Your code can become non-free. And this can make you look like cheap labor, because what you're trying to do is create free software, but what you end up with is non-free software where you're not getting paid for your work.
Arbeit macht frei*
*Disclaimer: Freedom NOT guaranteed.
Nobody shouls sign the Digias Arbeit macht frei licens clause. And it is just rude to se people suggest it is not forced upon any devs. If you dont sign you are excluded for particioating and contributing. Yeah thats rigt open sourcers are told they can take their hippie GPL pipe dream somewhere else. Nice on Digia. But who cares about Digias Anti-freedom spree anyway? It is not like they treat linux desktop as its primary goal anyway. They are "diversifing" to other platforms and segments where linux hippies are not an issue. Of course we will never lose the Qt-crowd, they will hang around and keep telling people to trust in who ever owns Qt. I would rather buy a lottery ticket.
Really guys, such stupid comments on such a great product.
This new Qt version is truly a awesome piece of technology!
Also, Nokia had mobile as it's main focus, Digia certainly hasn't! They are just broad focused and right now mainly in getting it into shape for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Remember, the goal of Qt is use the same application with the same code on as much platforms as possible. Mac, Linux and Windows are very well supported so they simply expand to those other ones. And don't forget, BB10 is full Qt!
Qt 5.1 (or 5.2) is going to feature a full set of QML components specifically aimed at desktop usage, something that would be very welcome! Then full application development in QML for the desktop still has a lot of issues, but people are working in that area as well (like application wide shortcut support in QML which is currently not in Qt, but can be used with QtWidgets)
So please, stop your idiotic comments and just be on the subject: Qt 5.