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

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Thu Feb 20 08:27:05 UTC 2014


In searching of a business model...
I understand that in case of GCompris content is king. Since it's
getting rewritten (minus the resources), at least scripts can be
published under any license suits the author, if you ask me, for
example *GPL-incompatble linux-only license. This separation is easier
to understand for the consumers than the story about source code.

/me looking at bodega-based distribution channels to enable that
because OS packaging is not a the best place for the multimedia
market.

Technically, it would be good if lessons are separated from the
core/engine. I understand this is largely the case especially after
"upgrading" to Qt Quick.


On 20 February 2014 09:03, Bruno Coudoin <bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net> wrote:
> Le 19/02/2014 21:24, David Edmundson a écrit :
>
>>
>> What I see as a problem is that this has an implicit attached request
>> to our current KDE Windows releasing team saying they shouldn't
>> package and release GCompris.
>>
>> It would be unfair on Bruno for our KDE Windows team to do so. Legally
>> they absolutely can, but it would still be more than a little bit
>> rude. It's also equally unfair on our KDE Windows team to ever prevent
>> them from doing so.
>>
>> I think it does open up some very interesting questions, not just here
>> but for other cases where our Android/iOS porting becomes popular on
>> how to do this in a manner that is fair to everyone. Money can easily
>> cause a lot of tension and arguments.
>>
>> I'd like a discussion on it and maybe some guidelines.
>>
>>
> Hi,
>
> Yes I confirm that this is an important question and we must think about it
> before going further.
>
> Distributing 2 different binary versions of GCompris, one on gcompris.net
> with an activation code and one on kde.org without would be unfair and
> confusing for the users. Like you mention it would be much more confusing on
> Android/iOS.
>
> Even if you take out the activation issue, it is very confusing to have
> different application with the same name being build and distributed by
> several organization. It is the rule on GNU/Linux and we are used to work
> that way but on the other platforms it is not practical.
>
> Bruno.
>
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