August 22, 2000

TrollTech 'vilified' by Free Software community

Author: JT Smith

From a LinuxPlanet interview with TrollTech CEO Haavard Nord: TrollTech has been vilified by the Free Software community -- i.e., the Free
Software Foundation and later the Debian organizers -- for not releasing Qt
initially under the GPL. While undoubtedly TrollTech made some mistakes, the
reaction among the Free Software crowd has continued to be shrill and out of
proportion to any complaints they may have. Plus, it's hard to stay mad at a
bunch of round-faced Norwegians, which (judging by some time spent at the
TrollTech booth at the recent LinuxWorld Expo) seem to make up a good
chunk of TrollTech employees.

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