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KDE and samba license change (GPLv3)



On Tuesday 09 October 2007 15:33:13 Rex Dieter wrote:
> Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > On 10/3/07, Simo Sorce <ssorce redhat com> wrote:
> >> Samba has changed it's license from GPLv2+ to GPLv3+
> >> The license change affects version 3.2.0 (still a pre-release now).
> >> In F-8 we will still have 3.0.X so the change affects F-9
> >
> > Looks like KDE may suffer from this, both kdebase and kdebase4 are
> > labeled GPLv2 (no "+").
>
> Yep, kde is stuck at GPLv2 for now(1), so looks like smb support will have
> to be dropped, at least temporarily.
>
> (1) qt is GPLv2, trolltech is evaluating GPLv2+ or GPLv3, but that's all
> behind closed doors with no visible movement.  There is a proposal within
> kde to move to (L)GPLv2+.  All of this is slow, tedious work, often
> blocking on lawyers, and we all know how fast they are.

Well, it seems both Qt-3 and Qt-4 has been released under GPLv3 this week (in 
addition to GPLv2 (and maybe QPL). Let hope the relicencing of KDE will not 
stay stalled too long.
  http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/KDE_Relicensing

-- 
Laurent Rineau
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LaurentRineau


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