[kde-community] KDE Relicensing Effort

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 19:58:14 UTC 2015

2015-07-26 16:53 GMT-03:00 David Faure <faure at kde.org>:
> On Saturday 21 February 2015 11:42:52 Dominik Haumann wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> some time ago, a relicensing effort was started to allow us also using
>> the [L]GPLv3 [1]. The linked script (I just blogged about it again [2])
>> indeed helped a lot when checking Kate's source code, for instance.
>> 1. Please add yourself to this script, if you have not done so.
>> 2. Would it make sense to add a paragraph about it to the welcome email
>>    for new developers getting their KDE account? Something like
>>    "The KDE community uses a set of well-known licenses for their work.
>>     To keep flexibility, please add your preferences to the license checker..."
> I agree very much.
> But actually this is already (since 2009) in the file kde-common/svn/svn_git_instructions.txt
> What I don't know however, is whether we still send this file to new contributors,
> which I guess means nowadays, once they get developer permissions for their identity account.
> Ben, do you know?

I confirm sysadmins attach this file to the "your account now has
developer access" emails.


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