[kde-community] licence policy updates

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun Feb 16 22:00:05 UTC 2014


El Diumenge, 16 de febrer de 2014, a les 15:25:31, Michael Pyne va escriure:
> On Fri, February 14, 2014 10:31:24 Jonathan Riddell 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.
> 
> I was writing up a short draft guide on how to pick a license which got me
> to looking at our current FLA Relicensing Policy (v1.3.1,
> http://ev.kde.org/resources/FRP.pdf).
> 
> Although it speaks to relicensing under the FLA process (the FLA form itself
> mentions GPL and LGPL without giving versions), it also gives a flat list
> of acceptable KDE licenses, split in license groups. AFAICS this is *the*
> list of permissible licenses as determined by the e.V. General Assembly,
> whether contributors adopt into the FLA or not.
> 
> I noticed that GPLv3 *is* an acceptable license for non-library code, either
> GPLv3, GPLv3+, or GPLv3 w/ Qt exceptions. GPLv2 is certainly a valid option
> but it does not appear to be mandatory.
> 
> The FRP also lists the Techbase Licensing Policy page as being informative,
> not normative (end of ยง2 on page 2).
> 
> It seems to me that GCompris is already in license compliance and that we
> need merely update the Licensing Policy page to conform to the allowed
> licenses in the FRP.
> 
> Please let me know if I'm missing something.

Yes, that FRP document is wrong, our real list of accepted licenses is at 
http://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy

Cheers,
  Albert

> 
> Regards,
>  - Michael Pyne
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