Baloo Framework - License Exception
david at davidedmundson.co.uk
Mon Jan 5 15:11:21 UTC 2015
On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 3:04 PM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:
> 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
> > >
> > > "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
> > 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!
I'm not clear on what you're proposing instead?
Clearly we're at an impasss with at least a few people on each side.
Maybe we could all agree to let Kevin Krammer (as I understand it, the
current head of frameworks) to make a tough executive decision based on the
thoughts people have had here so we can move forwards with making sure it
We in Plasma have a deadline to make sure this gets sorted with a release
in the next few days. We can't afford to to-and-fro on this any further.
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