Licensing: (L)GPL v2+?
aleixpol at kde.org
Sat Nov 26 23:39:18 UTC 2011
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Milian Wolff <mail at milianw.de> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I notice that a lot of our files are licensed under the (L)GPL v2, which
> is not
> on the suggested list of licenses of the KDE Licensing Policy .
> I don't have much knowledge on licensing, and would prefer to follow an
> This means:
> - new files should be licensed under one of the licenses as listed on the
> policy page
> - I will relicense my files (if there are any that only I contributed to)
> Since the latter will probably be just a very small amount, I would like to
> know from *all* contributors whether it would be OK to relicense your code
> well. Personally I think using the (L)GPL v2+ as approved by KDE e.v.
> would be
> the optimal choice here. Take a look at the licensing policy and search for
> "or for later versions approved by KDE e.V.".
> Of course I'm aware that our codebase has probably parts from some
> contributors that we cannot contact anymore. We can leave these files out
> now, and try to contact them later.
> Does anyone know a tool that lists files with authors and license?
> I'll have to write my own script that uses the git log and some grep-magic
> find authors and license.
> Still, I think we could/should start this discussion even now.
> : http://techbase.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy
> Milian Wolff
> mail at milianw.de
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> KDevelop-devel at kdevelop.org
+1 and my full support :)
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