KInfoCenter rewrite in Kdereview

Alex Merry kde at
Mon Apr 12 23:28:38 BST 2010

On Thursday 08 April 2010 23:26:20 David Hubner wrote:
> On Thursday 08 April 2010 21:13:40 Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> > One has to be careful to check if the licenses don't end up being
> > incompatible with each other. For example, does the BSD-license code use
> > LGPLv3-only code? Is that ok?
> The LGPLv3 code uses BSD code, but i think it always has. I am not sure if
> this is OK. If someone from kde licensing could look at this i would be
> grateful.

If you have both LGPLv3 code and BSD code in a file, that's fine, but both 
licenses should be given at the start of the file, as I understand it.  The file 
as a whole comes under the terms of the LGPLv3.  Put the LGPLv3 header first, 
then something like "some code in this file is licensed under the BSD license", 
and follow it with the header required by the BSD license.

Bear in mind that if the code is LGPLv3 (rather than v2+), I don't think it 
can be compiled into the same application as LGPL or GPL v2 code.  Dynamically 
linking it to LGPLv2 libraries is OK, though, of course.


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