[kde-community] KDE Relicensing Effort

Dominik Haumann dhaumann at kde.org
Sun Jul 26 21:32:33 UTC 2015


On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:58 PM, Nicolás Alvarez
<nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Ok, that's good. What's bad is, that it seems to not work (since
pretty much no one inserts him/herself) ;)
I don't have a good solution to that, though.

Greetings,
Dominik



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