Policy for contributions to www.kde.org

Jason Bainbridge JaseOne at myrealbox.com
Thu Jan 30 01:55:20 UTC 2003

This issue has come up recently and was touched upon in the following thread:


Personally I would be quite happy for a requirement for everything in the kde-www directory to be licensed under the GPL as there is source code involved with regards to the PHP functions and what not. 

I guess some stuff could also fall under an FDL style license such as the content but I think the GPL would be a good cover all. 

Maybe what we should do is add a License file to the kde-www mentioning that everythinng in this module is GPL and then include the GPL itself.



-----Original Message-----
From: Dirk Mueller <mueller at kde.org>
To: kde-policies at kde.org
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 02:21:31 +0100 
Subject: Policy for contributions to www.kde.org


it seems to me that while we have a generally accepted license policy for 
our source and documentation, we don't have something similiar for the 
contents of our webpages.

I think we need one, to ensure that the contributions we receive are 
permanent and not subject to the contributors will ("ah no, you can't use it 
anymore, remove it"). 

There is a short list of possible licenses for these kind of documents here:


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. 

Do you think we can agree on one license? it would avoid having to 
explicitely state the license in each and every document that is added to 
the webpage CVS. Instead, one could blindly assume that whoever is working 
on a document in the kde-www CVS module, is using license XXX. 

Otherwise, an explicit comment with copyright and comment has to be added 
to the documents. 

Comments, ideas, opinions?

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