Baloo Framework - License Exception
sebas at kde.org
Mon Jan 5 14:04:54 UTC 2015
On Monday, January 05, 2015 14:32:32 Vishesh Handa wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:
> > > Are we going to shoot ourselves in the foot (= making our lives more
> > > complicated, by having a dependency that works differently from the
> > > other
> > > dependencies and has to be released separately) just so that we can say
> > "all
> > > frameworks are LGPL" ?
> > I wouldn't call it shooting ourselves in the foot (since we know well
> > about
> > its consequences), but yes, I think it's worth it.
> Great. We have somewhat of a consensus, and I would have to do a lot of
> work to not make it a framework. I'll request the move and everything that
> is required. I'll also add a disclaimer that Baloo is effectively GPL.
> I also started hacking on the Xapian replacement, and I have a student
> experimenting with Lucene, so Baloo will eventually become LGPL.
I think it's a misunderstanding: I think the effort of *NOT* having it a
framework is worth clarity of licensing to frameworks. IOW: If it's not
/effectively/ LGPL, but just on paper, it should not be a framework.
Sorry for the confusion!
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