Sarcasm. Learn it. Love it.
"As stated, their choice to do so. How many Debian servers are running apache or perl or a combination of both? I'd bet quite a few. Wouldn't that mean that the community of Debian users which, I belive, out number the amount of debian maintainers are speaking about their feelings on the licensing issue? Their concern is not the purity of the goal of the Debain project, but using the software they want to use and agreeing to licenses they want to agree to? "
I think you missed the sarcasm in his post.
Debian makes full use of apache and perl. In fact perl is an integral part of the debian packaging system.
Just because Mandrake and RedHat ship KDE with their distributions doesn't make it legal. This is an issue of law, not opinion. Currently by shipping KDE under a GPL using a QPL QT does one of 2 things:
1. Violates the GPL.
2. Violates the QPL.
Either way, you are in violation of copyright law.
Debian has always been a distribution that pays attention to the details. The developers read the fine print. Until the licenses on either the GPL or QPL change to where it would not be a violation of law to ship KDE they will not host KDE packages. And personally, I don't blame them.
This is not just a KDE issue. Currently qmail is source only in Debian for problems with its license.