Pushing AppStream upstream metadata to KDE repositories...?

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Sun May 11 14:42:03 BST 2014

2014-05-11 14:27 GMT+02:00 Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org>:
> El Diumenge, 11 de maig de 2014, a les 01:58:17, Matthias Klumpp va escriure:
>> 2014-05-11 1:24 GMT+02:00 Alvaro Soliverez <asoliverez at kde.org>:
>> > Hi,
>> > For KMyMoney, just go ahead and commit the file. We'll see the
>> > notification and adjust if needed.
>> >
>> > We use GPLv2+ for all our files.
>> Great, I'll do that in a second.
>> Just a sidenote on why using the GPL etc. is not a good idea for
>> metadata here: The AppStream design leads to all descriptions from all
>> packages being bundled in one single, huge XML file on the
>> distribution side.
> Sounds like a bad design decision in the AppStream side to me.
Nope. There is no way to do it differently in an efficient way. It's
basically the same every distribution does for packages, just that
this is an index of applications, instead of packages.
Also note that the legal issues are hypothetical at time, but
companies insist to play safe on that (well, and that additional bit
of legal security doesn't hurt).

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