Policy for contributions to www.kde.org

Andreas Pour pour at mieterra.com
Tue Feb 4 23:03:54 UTC 2003

Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Don, 30 Jan 2003, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> > As we use the GPL and the FDL already, these two are possible candidates for
> > a KDE web page license policy. There is also the possibility to use the
> > FreeBSD documentation license or the BSD/X11 license.
> Ok, so the summary is that we should have a policy to require FDL, GPL, or
> BSD/X11 for the web pages, right.

I don't think so.  There are still various categories of things that cannot fit
under any of these licenses:

  (1) legal documents (such as licenses, statutes, etc.)
  (2) quotes and other press / marketing materials (e.g., we do not give
permission for someone to change a KDE press release so it looks official but
says KDE sucks or is otherwise false or misleading)
  (3) corporate logos and other images
  (4) things that lack a clear license, or a license is not available, but are
otherwise important

So perhaps these exceptions can be built in to solve this problem.



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