KDE Licensing Policy Updates

Luigi Toscano luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Fri Sep 23 16:52:13 UTC 2016


On Friday, 23 September 2016 16:46:22 CEST Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 06:41:57PM +0200, Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > On 20 September 2016 at 19:04, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> > > Added:
> > > "Content on collaborative edited websites such as wikis must be
> > > licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0
> > > International."
> > > 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.
> > 
> > WikiToLearn is currently dual licensing CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GNU FDL and
> > we're considering just dropping FDL as it is quite cumbersome and we
> > don't really use it anyways.
> 
> Right, that's why I suggest dropping FDL usage across all wikis and new
> docs.

Still, as I mentioned, it would introduced problems if we move documentation 
forth and back from wikis to other formats, and also with mixing content from 
older documentation. I still don't buy the "cumbersome" argument, I don't 
think we use it the controversial parts like invariant section etc - do we?
Trying to to relicense the existing documentation from FDL to FDL+CC as a 
start would be the best thing, but I think it would be complicated.

-- 
Luigi


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