license for small audio sample

Thomas Eschenbacher Thomas.Eschenbacher at
Fri Apr 28 06:23:37 BST 2017

Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> [...]
>> in my application (Kwave) I have some small audio sample file, which
>> currently is licensed under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license, as suggested by
>> section 11.
>> Now some packager from Gentoo Linux told me that this is not a nice idea
>> because it is "incompatible with GPL" and that my application (Kwave)
>> seems to be the only one that uses this license among all other KDE
>> applications.
> The Gentoo packager has no clue of what he is saying. A "data" file can't 
> conflict with GPL code, tell him to not waste your time.

Thanks, that confirms my opinion!

Then only one question remains: which existing KDE application *also*
uses that license? It is suggested on, so I would expect
that there are many examples... Or am I the only one on the world who
follows that rule?


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