Policy for contributions to www.kde.org

Harri Porten porten at kde.org
Thu Jan 30 12:16:57 UTC 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Waldo Bastian wrote:

> > 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.
> I would recommend to make it mandatory for each page to have a small comment 
> that explicitly states the copyright holder(s) and the license. Perhaps 
> something like 
> <?php copyright="Copyright 2003 Davaldo Grulow"; license="FDL"; ?>
> In addition to that I suggest to make a page that lists the licenses 
> acceptable for web-pages. Ideally that should only contain 1 license, but I'm 
> a bit pessimistic about the feasability of that.

But won't it be the simplest to state at *one* places what kind of license
(or licences) the whole content of www.kde.org falls under and make that
a policy for authors ? Attributing this to e.g. every image sounds like a
lot of work. After all Dirk's worry wasn't about the licence situation of
the *user* (who downloads content) but the community of *authors* (i.e.
KDE). If a free license is part of CVS policy it would have to be accepted
by everybody checking in anything.


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