[KDE/Mac] Fwd: Baloo Framework - License Exception

Marko Käning mk-lists at email.de
Tue Dec 9 18:30:19 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

Vishesh’s post - especially the link to the Xapian trouble - gives all the more reason
to suggest the integration of OSX’ spotlight into baloo, right?


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> From: Vishesh Handa <me at vhanda.in>
> Subject: Baloo Framework - License Exception
> Date: 9 Dec 2014 15:22:15 GMT+1
> To: "kde-frameworks-devel at kde.org" <kde-frameworks-devel at kde.org>
> Reply-To: kde-frameworks-devel at kde.org
> Hey guys
> I would like to promote Baloo to be a framework for 5.6. 
> All of Baloo's code is LGPL, however, we internally use Xapian as a full text index (GPL). This would make Baloo GPL. Could we have an exception for now?
> We have been looking into alternatives since we have a rather large share of problems with Xapian [1]. But this will take time, I'm not too keen on switching to something on a whim without proper testing. Plus, it would be a substantially large change.
> -- 
> Vishesh Handa
> [1] https://community.kde.org/Baloo/XapianProblems
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