Licenses in kdelibs...
stdin at stdin.me.uk
Thu Oct 2 12:45:44 BST 2008
Peter Antoniac wrote:
> On Thursday 02 October 2008 12:13:15 Terence Simpson wrote:
>>> Hmm, yes. But don't you find a contradiction between the statement of the
>>> kde- core-dev about kdelibs to be LGPL and the statement in the
>>> kdelibs-packages to be GPL? Shouldn't it be stated there that unless
>>> something else, here we have LGPL as this is the license policy for
>> Changing it to be "Unless something else is mentioned, the code files in
>> this package are under LGPL" is a bit pointless IMO because the license
>> of the parts are already stated. Maybe it's something we could think
>> about doing next time we package a new kdelibs version, but I wouldn't
>> put much priority on it.
> To me, it is not that pointless. If the kdelibs are released with a license
> policy LGPL I don't see why you should change it in the package, unless you
> feel that you did something there that is GPL. From an OSS dev. it doesn't
> matter, but for a OSV/ISV it might make a lot of sense to have LGPL vs GPL in
> that text. My question still remains, why is it GPL and not LGPL there? :D
We don't change the license in the package, the copyright file just
lists what license(s) the files are under. The license of all the parts
stays the same as upstream.
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