RFC: KToolBox

Matt Broadstone mbroadst at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 08:16:45 BST 2006

On 9/3/06, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> Matt Broadstone wrote:
> >As for the QPL stuff, can someone speak to that? Is it enough to throw
> >a GPL license on it as opposed to the LGPL I threw on at the last
> >minute.. I'm not really interested in personal ownership of the code
> >as much as I am getting it out there and useable and I am somewhat
> >unfamiliar with what is possible under the GPL (I read it a little bit
> >earlier but couldn't get a clear picture of what happens in this
> >case).
> If you copied the code from Qt, then it has to be GPL (not LGPL) and
> cannot be in kdelibs. Pretty much everyone agrees that QPL is dead, so
> let's not disturb it.
> If you wrote the code, then you choose.
OK then I need to rewrite parts of the backend of it.. which seems
sort of silly because I'm sure parts of it will work the same way. I
only meant to expand on what QTB was doing, but I don't want to step
on any feet, and I fully respect the licenses involved. A significant
amount of the code was written by me but there are parts that are
mostly copy and paste from QTB - I'd like to keep the API the same
(Aaron says this is OK) so we can still use it as a drop in
replacement for QTB, so I'll rewrite the backside of things that are
copied and we can move on from there. Thanks for the heads up guys
(thiago and aaron)


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