KDE Licensing Policy Updates

Jonathan Riddell 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_
> benefit.

It's a plugin, under normal use it won't be considered a derived work of your program.

Jonathan


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