Should KDE should port its applications to Windows? A debate has flared up in parts of the KDE community, filling inboxes and blogs with arguments long and short. The question is really whether the KDE community should encourage this, since it is already happening. In the tradition of dialectic, I present the key arguments for and against this venture in style of a Platonic dialogue.
Persuade me, Glaucon, if you will of this need for KDE to port its applications to Microsoft Windows.
Well, Socrates, let me preface my argument by stating that our aim here should be to entice and switch people to free software. Therefore I argue that porting KDE applications to Windows will mean more people will eventually switch to GNU/Linux or another kind of system.
On that aim, my good friend, we can agree, but on the means we cannot.
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