[kde-edu]: extdate library licensing

Jason Harris kstars at 30doradus.org
Sat Dec 24 22:38:34 CET 2005


On Saturday 24 December 2005 12:52, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> A Dissabte 24 Desembre 2005 15:25, Jason Harris va escriure:
> > Hello,
> >
> > These classes are not LGPL because they were originally modified copies
> > of Qt classes (QDateTime and QDateTimeEdit), as you can see in the header
> > comment block in extdatetimeedit.h
> I really can not find any message regarding QDateTime nor QDateTimeEdit in
> extdatetimeedit.h from trunk.
oops, I was talking about the 3.5 branch.  I rewrote the classes in 
extdatetimeedit.h from scratch for 4.0, so there's no longer Qt code in 
there.  I would not object to making these classes LGPL.

ExtDateTime is more problematic.  The original effort for this class was 
developed by Michel Guitel, and it was essentially an extension of Qt 
classes.  You're right that they should mention this fact; I honestly thought 
that they did.  I will fix it. 

The good news is that KDE will probably soon have its own time/date class 
(KDateTime).  Then ExtDateTime can be redone, basing it on KDateTime instead 
of QDateTime.

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