Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 18, 2007 12:14 AM
I think KDE has more of Stallman's blessing, however. Firstly, Qt is GPL'd, <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html" title="gnu.org">not LGPL'd</a gnu.org>. Secondly, all of the software in KDE is <a href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html" title="gnu.org">free software</a gnu.org>.
Back in the day when Qt wasn't free software (and was only arguably open source), RMS would recommend GNOME due to its freeness, but nowadays KDE seems to be the freer desktop. You can't really create non-free software for KDE (although you can create non-free software with Qt, it won't be a KDE app, and it costs money to do so), so that should make him even happier.