[kde-community] Request to join the Kde incubator for GCompris

Bruno Coudoin bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net
Thu Feb 13 22:45:04 UTC 2014

Le 13/02/2014 19:16, Thomas Zander a écrit :
> On Thursday 13. February 2014 13.42.15 Bruno Coudoin wrote:
>>> Although
>>> I'll only agree to it if you promise not to change the name
>> Hi,
>> I did not mention that point and yes I agree with you, GCompris has
>> build a worldwide reputation under that name. Our users don't know and
>> don't care which underlying toolkit it is build on.
>> For those who don't know it, GCompris is a pun word, in French it is
>> pronounced 'j'ai compris' which means 'I have understood'. One may think
>> that the 'G' means Gnome or Gtk but the 'G' in GCompris means Gnu and I
>> forgot to mention that GCompris is officially a Gnu project:
>> http://www.gnu.org/education/edu-software-gcompris.en.html
> I am sure that in KDE this is not an issue, please refer to the manifest for
> details on expectations.
> For instance that the primary code repository is on KDE and access to it is
> managed by KDE. Which typically implies very open access to any kde developer.
> Would you have any idea what the response is from gnu about a GNU-project
> using Qt and/or kde libraries?

I was not sure of this and I found on the fsf site that beside GCompris 
they promote:

So this is not an issue.

> All in all, this sounds like an exciting project and one that I think fits well
> in the KDE community.  The only down side is likely that all those old-farts
> from my generation of KDE devs now will have even less time left ;)

We all focus on licencing issues but you pointed to the real problem if 
you have children you will have a hard time to access your computer 
anymore ;)


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