Licensing of KDE Bulgarian translations (GPL only) causes licensing issues with LGPL KDE software

Luca Beltrame lbeltrame at
Wed Apr 19 08:00:54 UTC 2017


the bundling of translations with application traballs uncovered a *major* 
problem with licensing.

Several tarballs contain LGPL licensed software. However, the Bulgarian 
translation is GPL only: which means that, at least for packages which bundle 
both the software and the translation, the license can not stay GPL. 

This is preventing most KDE software from entering in openSUSE due to these 
issues (because legal review of the new packages containing languages), unless 
we manually strip out the Bulgarian translations, something that we would not 
like to do.

Advice on how to fix the situation is appreciated.

Along with kde-i18n-doc, I CC'ed release team and the Bulgarian translation 
list (along with some other people from openSUSE).

Luca Beltrame - KDE Forums team
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