KDE Licensing Policy Updates
jr at jriddell.org
Wed Sep 21 10:10:20 UTC 2016
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:17:57PM +0200, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> Precision is needed here; I can easily copy some Qt project's code and even
> relicense if I find it useful. I mean the BSD examples.
I hope that goes without saying
> If I have icons that are part of my LGPL framework, I don't want my icons to
> be viral making the framework GPL and thus severly self-limited. The same goes
> for icons in LGPL apps (yes, LGPL is good for modular apps that happen to be a
> source of frameworks).
Our icons have always been LGPL, we explicitly point out they can be used with non-GPL and non-Free works and nobody has a problem doing this.
> I see a similar issue with widget styles such as Breeze; their viral GPL
> affects apps, libs or plugins that choose to include them. For _nobody's_
It's a plugin, under normal use it won't be considered a derived work of your program.
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