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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] more discussion

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:39:18 -0700 (PDT)

I suggest we add a disclaimer about our use of the word "fork." Yes, technically, Trinity is a fork in the sense that we had to make a distinct effort to break from the original KDE developers, KDE logos, trademarks, etc. The KDE folks wanted to wash their hands of KDE3 but retain rights to the name KDE. Anybody who wanted to maintain or improve the KDE3 code had to move out of the neighborhood.

Fork in name only. In practical terms, Trinity is a continuation of KDE 3.5.10. Trinity is a project that maintains the KDE3 code base and provides improvements.

In the end, as a community we need to stop back pedaling in self-defense every time Martin pees. Just ignore him. He is doing a great job of discrediting himself.

I think the ending of Voltaire's Candide applies best to these ongoing debates:

"That's very well said, and may all be true," said Candide; "but let's cultivate our garden."