KDE Licensing Policy Updates
luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Tue Sep 20 17:11:10 UTC 2016
On Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:04:47 CEST Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> It's time for a new updates to the KDE Licensing Policy
> "Content on collaborative edited websites such as wikis must be
> licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0
> Rationale: we have no policy for wikis but they are very important to
> us especially with wikitoLearn so we should add one. Our wikis are
> currently CC 3.0+FDL but we should consider moving to CC 4.0 (CC
> includes an or later so there's no difficultly in doing this). FDL is
> unmaintained and not much used so we can drop this.
I disagree with "little used". What does it mean "unmaintained"? Is the MIT
I still would keep the dual license. Coming back later can be complicated if
> "Documentation must be licensed under the Creative Commons
> Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 International"
> Rationale: Currently we use GNU FDL but that licence is unmaintained,
> little used, problematic due to association with non-free options and
> incompatible with the GPL. CC-BY-SA 4 is one way compatible with the
> GPL (code can be copied from docs to GPL code). So I suggest moving
> new docs to CC.
See above. That would make mixing content really complicated, especially when
we move from wiki to other formats or vice-versa. So same license in both
(dual at most).
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