[kde-community] Tupi: Open 2D Magic

Paul Gideon Dann pdgiddie at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 15:11:07 UTC 2013


On Monday 24 Jun 2013 10:02:07 Gustav González wrote:
> As far as I understood, the agreement between Toonka (in that time,
> the Monica's company) and the developers was that the whole rights of
> the project would belong to Toonka, even when the chosen license was
> GPL. KTooN wasn't a "normal" free software project. It wasn't about a
> community sharing and creating code, it was about a company working on a
> free source code application.
>
> Note: when I did the change of license from v2 to v3, I did it with the
> support/knowledge of Monica.
>
> I understand if I have to talk to Monica to deal with this issue, but
> legally, should I talk to the old developers?

This is a question of who owns the copyright, which depends on the
employment contract that Toonka had with its employees.  If you want to
switch back to GPLv2 in order to join KDE, though, I don't think you need
to do anything, since the code was GPLv2 before anyway, right?

Paul



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