[kde-community] licence policy updates

Thomas Zander thomas at thomaszander.se
Fri Feb 14 19:50:57 UTC 2014


On Friday 14. February 2014 10.31.24 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> 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

Actually, this is most of the time not even an issue.
You can easily reuse v3+ code in a 2+ application; the resulting binary will 
be 3+.  No issues.
The only problem is if you use v2-only code in the same program (which we 
should have very little of) and similar by now rare cases.

> Given a blank sheet I'd pick GPL 3 every time as it
> prevents DRM lock-in and patent abuse.

+1



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