KDE Apps name trademarks

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Wed Jul 8 21:04:33 BST 2020


El dimecres, 8 de juliol de 2020, a les 20:54:13 CEST, Martin Floeser va escriure:
> Am 2020-07-08 20:45, schrieb Jack:
> > On 2020.07.08 14:20, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 6:09 AM Christoph Cullmann
> >> <christoph at cullmann.io> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > On 2020-07-08 18:12, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> >> > > Recently we've noticed some KDE apps ending up on the Microsoft
> >> Store
> >> > > uploaded by unknown third parties.  Maybe to up some credit score
> >> for
> >> > > their developer account.  Maybe to install bitcoin  miners.  We
> >> don't
> >> > > know the motivations.  Since it's all free software the licence
> >> allows
> >> > > it.
> >> >
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > have you some links to these applications?
> >> 
> >> I believe Jonathan will be referring to
> >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/kdiff-3-diff-utility/9ndvvx243rfh?activetab=pivot:overviewtab#
> > If I follow that link, and click for the US version, I see KDiff3 for
> > sale at $4.99.  Does the license actually allow charging?  (I wonder
> > how that is split between MS and the uploader.)
> 
> GPLv3 Section 6 d
> "Convey the object code by offering access from a designated place 
> (gratis or for a charge), and offer equivalent access to the 
> Corresponding Source in the same way through the same place at no 
> further charge. "
> 
> So yes, charging is fine, not providing the source code looks to me like 
> a GPL violation. And I think that puts the ball to KDE e.V. board to 
> contact Microsoft.

AFAIU the source code only needs to be provided to those that the binary is provided, so someone needs to buy it first to see if they are providing the source code or not.

Cheers,
  Albert

> 
> Cheers
> Martin
> 






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