fundamental errors with QT
Trolltech made 3 fundamental errors with QT.
(1) Orginally releasing QT under a non-free license
Numerous license issues with KDE GPL software being incompatible with the orginal QT license. Many of the OSS community disapproved of Trolltechs license, which eventually spawned the Gnome project. Some people (like myself) still see Trolltech as just another money making business, rather than being truely part of the OSS community.
(2) Releasing it under a Dual license QPL, GPL.
Why not license a "library" under the LGPL? or BSD? Obviously it was there strategy on the Windows platform side of things, keep it closed and make more money off it.
(3) Ignoring OSS on any platform other than *nix.
They want huge profits, unlike other toolkits.. most are completely free (Motif?) Regardless of platform. OSS developers should embrace more open toolkits that actually promote harmony among other platforms and work/develop with community input, rather than companies trying to profit off it.
Trolltech are more interested in profits than benefiting the general OSS community, by not supporting a multi-platform toolkit they're disadvantaging themselves, and discouraging a broad user-base over different operating systems. OSS happens not just on Linux, but a number of operating systems, OSX, *BSD, Windows, OS/2, BeOS etc...
Someone should remind Trolltech.
OSS *is* Operating System Independant
ps. I'd be very surprised if dot.kde.org would publish this FM story, so one-sided some KDE related websites, anything anti-KDE/QT would be ignored,removed and banned.