Fix for nonfree software in repo
jr at jriddell.org
Tue Dec 10 11:23:13 UTC 2013
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:53:18AM +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:46:53AM +0100, Philipp A. wrote:
> > Hi, i'm currently fixing the issue about two nonfree-licensed files in
> > the KWrite repo:
> > eh, sorry, pressed ctrl-return accidentally.
> > and i just saw that therea**s no issue anyway, as js_utils doesna**t
> > contain nonfree stuff in 4.12:
> > https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/applications/kate/repository/show/addons/kate/pate/src/plugins/js_utils?rev=KDE%2F4.12
> No but Kate does have many violations of KDE's licence policy and with
> its own licencing. Much of Kate is LGPL v2 only and this Pate stuff
> is LGPL v3 or later. addons/kate/close-except-like is also GPL 3 or
> later. GPL 2 is incompatible with LGPL 3 so Kate is probably not
> compatible with its own licence.
> Our policy says everything should be GPL 2 or 3 or later to ensure
> minimal problems with licence compatibility when sharing code around
> in KDE and to prevent issues like this.
I take some of this back, it's LGPL 2 only which can be converted to
GPL 3 so it is compatible with LGPL 3. So Kate is compatible with its
own licencing but not with KDE's licence policy.
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