[kde-community] licence policy updates

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Fri Feb 14 16:09:58 UTC 2014


On Friday, February 14, 2014 16:02:03 Laszlo Papp wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> > I've made some proposed changes to the KDE Licensing Policy
> > 
> > http://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy/Draft
> > 
> > Most significant is the inclusion of GPL 3+ as an option in response
> > to a request by GCompris and a desire voiced by a few people not to
> > treat it as an exception.
> > 
> > Our current policy is designed to allow maxium code reuse around KDE
> > and beyond, allowing GPL 3+ would mean some code could not be reused
> > in GPL 2+ code without a relicence, but as pointed out this problem
> > already happens when moving GPL 2 code to platform.  The policy has
> > nothing to do with whether GPL 2 or 3 is more or less commercially
> > acceptable.  Given a blank sheet I'd pick GPL 3 every time as it
> > prevents DRM lock-in and patent abuse.
> 
> Would it be possible to incorporate this important information in some
> way into the infrastructure? I think it would be useful when deciding
> about licenses. I believe the more we can do for aiding the selection
> for our developers, the better.

Isn't this what the commit hooks already do?
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sebas

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