kdepimlibs Licensing

Dirk Mueller mueller at kde.org
Wed Nov 19 11:14:17 CET 2008

On Friday 07 November 2008, Allen Winter wrote:

> > > > > > libkholidays could provide holiday info for calendar plasmoids

perhaps we can split that part out into a LGPLed lib?

> > > > > > libksieve could allow Mailody to implement IMAP sieve filters

mailody can depend on kdepim, given that it will ultimatively merge or move 
into kdepim (or so I heard).

> > > > > > kgantt would allow KOffice Gantt charts without having to use the
> > > > > > current svn external etc.

thats not a good reason. kdgantt being used via external also hides public API 
from BC concerns.

> So updated plan:
>  - put the source into kdepimlibs/gpl.
>  - make sure the doxygen main pages say GPL on them
>  - clearly state in the kdepimlibs/README and kdepimlibs/POLICIES file
>     that there is GPL code in here
>  - install a _gpl suffix to the installed libs, i.e. libfoo_gpl.so

besides the licensing issue (where I think the pragmatic solution is not a 
good idea, I would rather create a different toplevel module for that or 
completely rip out code that cannot be relicensed), I've also not seen a 
statement about the stability / API review of the affected libraries regarding 
maintainability and BC.

> Unless there are objections, I'd like to go ahead with this new plan.

I would object unless BC/API has been reviewed


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