Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Tue Sep 30 10:38:51 BST 2014

2014-09-30 11:28 GMT+02:00 Martin Klapetek <martin.klapetek at>:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 7:44 AM, Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at>
> wrote:
>> 2014-09-30 3:06 GMT+02:00 Vishesh Handa <me at>:
>> > Hey Tobias
>> >
>> > Some comments about the code -
>> >
>> > 1. The code seems to be licensed under GPL. In order to make it into a
>> > framework, it will need to be re-licensed. This library seems like an
>> > ideal
>> > candidate for becoming a framework.
>> libkface have been writted in same way than libkipi, libkexiv2, and
>> libkdcraw, already in KDEGraphics.

Hi Martin,

> The thing is - if libkface is set to become a framework and be part of the
> KDE Frameworks effort, it has to follow KDE Frameworks policies and rules.
> One of those is that the code is licensed under LGPLv2.1+ (I think, someone
> correct me if I'm wrong). So libkface would have to be relicensed.
> Unfortunately same for the other listed libraries if they should become
> frameworks. And we would most certainly welcome that ;)

Sure, libkipi, libkexiv2, and libkdcraw will be ported to KF5, as they
are already included into kdegraphics.

I don't have any objection to re-license these libs...


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