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== KDE GPL v2.0 Relicensing effort ==
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=== Why does it matter ? ===
 
 
 
A couple of KDE dependent projects or even libraries have moved or are going to move to GPLv3 ([http://gpl3.palamida.com:8080/ State of GPLv3 movement]).
 
 
 
Unfortunately, GPL v3 is incompatible with GPL v2. This means that it is not possible to create a project linking GPL v2 and v3 code together. There is no problem for projects which are licensed GPLv2+ (version 2 or above).
 
 
 
A few parts of KDE are currently licensed as GPLv2 only. So far we have no reason to believe that this was something other than an oversight. However, we still need to validate with the individual copyright holders that a relicense to GPLv2+ or GPLv2+v3 is okay with them.
 
 
 
Therefore, in an effort we're trying to identify the contributors that have contributed under the terms of GPLv2 and where the "+" part was not explicetly mentioned. If we know that all contributors agreed to a relicense, we can go ahead and flip the license of the individual source file.
 
 
 
== How can I help ? ==
 
 
 
By identifying a contributor who as contributed under the terms of GPLv2 (svn log of the file in question), and contacting him if he wasn't already contacted. Ask him the following questions:
 
 
 
* Are you okay with relicensing your contributions done under GPLv2 to GPLv2+?
 
 
 
* Are you okay with relicensing your contributions done under LGPLv2 to LGPLv2+?
 
 
 
* Are you okay with the KDE e.V. deciding on a future licensing change to your code, should that be necessary?
 
 
 
=== Whats next? ===
 
 
 
# you checkout relicensecheck.pl from trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts
 
# you run it on the file or directory in question
 
# you interpret the result. check each commit that is being complained about carefully. Try to get the copyright's holder's permission. if you get it, update the whitelist in the script.
 
# review the list of declared copyright holders in the file.
 
# if you're all clear, change the license to the most liberal license possible. Document your change verbosely in the SVN commit log.
 
 
 
== Current Reply List ==
 
 
 
* Please keep the list sorted by family name!
 
* Please only use "YES" or "NO"
 
 
 
{| border="1"
 
! Name !! GPLv2->GPLv2+ !! LGPLv2 -> LGPLv2+ !! GPLv2 -> GPLv2+v3 !! LGPLv2 -> LGPLv2+LGPLv3 || KDE e.V. decides
 
|-
 
|Bastian, Waldo || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Faure, David || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Granroth, Kurt || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Kellet, Alexander || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Martyn, Greg || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Moore, Richard || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Mueller, Dirk || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
|-
 
|Sand, Espen || YES || YES || || || YES
 
|-
 
|Schlaeger, Chris || NO || NO || YES || YES || NO
 
|-
 
|Tapsell, John || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Trueg, Sebastian (Exception: K3b) || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|Broadstone, Matt || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
== Current TODO List ==
 
 
 
* Matthias Kretz
 
* Marc Mutz
 
* KDAB
 
* Tobias Koenig
 
* Matthew Woehlke
 
* Casper Boemann
 
* Craig Drummond
 
* Lubos Lunak
 
* Daniel Teske
 
* Dawit Alemayehu
 
* Oswald Buddenhagen
 
* Laurent Montel
 
* Alex Zepeda
 
* Thomas Leitner
 
* Robert Knight
 
* Stephan Kulow
 
* Lars Knoll
 
* Kevin Ottens
 
* Daniel Molkentin
 
* Simon Hausmann
 
* Maksim Orlovich
 
* Sirtaj Singh Kang
 
* Will Stephenson
 
* Karol Szwed
 
* Thorsten Roeder
 
* Joseph Wenninger
 
 
 
== Current list of problematic directories ==
 
 
 
<pre>
 
kdeadmin/ksysv/
 
kdeadmin/kuser/
 
kdeartwork/kscreensaver/kdesavers/
 
kdebase/apps/kappfinder/
 
kdebase/apps/keditbookmarks/
 
kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/filetypes/
 
kdebase/apps/konqueror/settings/kio/
 
kdebase/apps/konqueror/src/
 
kdebase/apps/konqueror/src/tests/
 
kdebase/apps/lib/konq/
 
kdebase/apps/nsplugins/viewer/
 
kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/componentchooser/
 
kdebase/runtime/khelpcenter/
 
kdebase/runtime/kpasswdserver/
 
kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/fixhost/
 
kdebase/runtime/kurifilter-plugins/localdomain/
 
kdebase/runtime/nepomuk/strigibackend/
 
kdebase/runtime/phonon/xine/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/background/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/input/core/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/input/xcursor/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/apps/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/kcmfontinst/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/kio/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/lib/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/strigi-analyzer/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/thumbnail/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/kfontinst/viewpart/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/krdb/
 
kdebase/workspace/kcontrol/style/
 
kdebase/workspace/kdm/kfrontend/
 
kdebase/workspace/kmenuedit/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksplash/ksplashx/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/gui/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/gui/ksgrd/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/gui/SensorDisplayLib/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/FreeBSD/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/Irix/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/Linux/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/NetBSD/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/Solaris/
 
kdebase/workspace/ksysguard/ksysguardd/Tru64/
 
kdebase/workspace/ktip/
 
kdebase/workspace/libs/kdm/
 
kdebase/workspace/libs/ksysguard/processui/
 
kdebase/workspace/libs/plasma/widgets/
 
kdebase/workspace/plasma/dataengines/filebrowser/
 
kdebase/workspace/solid/kcm/
 
kdebase/workspace/solid/networking/tests/
 
kdebindings/csharp/qyoto/tools/csrcc/
 
kdebindings/csharp/qyoto/tools/uics/
 
kdebindings/ruby/qtruby/tools/rbrcc/
 
kdebindings/ruby/qtruby/tools/rbuic/
 
kdebindings/ruby/qtruby/tools/rbuic/ruby/
 
kdebindings/xparts/xpart_notepad/
 
kdeedu/klettres/src/
 
kdeedu/kstars/kstars/indi/drivers/ccd/
 
kdeedu/kstars/kstars/indi/drivers/focuser/
 
kdeedu/kstars/kstars/indi/drivers/telescope/
 
kdeedu/kstars/kstars/indi/drivers/video/
 
kdeedu/kstars/kstars/indi/libs/webcam/
 
kdeedu/kturtle/src/
 
kdeedu/kturtle/src/interpreter/
 
kdeedu/libkdeedu/extdate/
 
kdeedu/marble/src/lib/geodata/
 
kdeedu/marble/src/lib/geodata/data/
 
kdeedu/marble/src/lib/geodata/handlers/gpx/
 
kdeedu/marble/src/lib/geodata/handlers/kml/
 
kdeedu/marble/src/lib/geodata/parser/
 
kdegames/knetwalk/src/
 
kdegraphics/gwenview/lib/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/chm/kio-msits/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/chm/lib/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/comicbook/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/plucker/unpluck/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/spectre/libspectre/
 
kdegraphics/okular/generators/spectre/libspectre/ghostscript/
 
kdelibs/cmake/automoc/
 
kdelibs/kde3support/tests/
 
kdelibs/kdecore/tests/
 
kdelibs/kdeui/tests/
 
kdelibs/kfile/tests/
 
kdelibs/kinit/tests/
 
kdelibs/kioslave/http/kcookiejar/
 
kdelibs/kioslave/http/kcookiejar/tests/
 
kdelibs/kjsembed/examples/editor/
 
kdelibs/kpty/
 
kdelibs/phonon/kcm/
 
kdelibs/phonon/tests/
 
kdelibs/solid/examples/tutorial6/
 
kdelibs/solid/tests/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/doc/t2/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/doc/t3/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/irc/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/cutestuff/legacy/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/cutestuff/network/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/cutestuff/util/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/iris/include/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/iris/jabber/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/iris/xmpp-core/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/jabber/libiris/iris/xmpp-im/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/oscar/liboscar/utils/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/qq/
 
kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/yahoo/libkyahoo/
 
kdepim/akonadi/resources/openchange/
 
kdepim/akonadi/server/sqlplugin/
 
kdepim/kaddressbook/xxport/
 
kdepim/kdgantt/
 
kdepim/kdgantt1/
 
kdepim/kleopatra/utils/
 
kdepim/kmail/
 
kdepim/libkleo/ui/
 
kdepimlibs/kcal/libical/vzic-1.3/
 
kdepimlibs/kcal/versit/
 
kdepimlibs/kioslave/sieve/
 
kdepimlibs/syndication/tests/
 
kdepim/views/conversationview/
 
kdesdk/kioslave/svn/ksvnd/
 
kdesdk/kompare/komparepart/
 
kdevelop/buildtools/managers/automake/tests/
 
kdevelop/plugins/qtdesigner/internals/
 
kdevplatform/interfaces/
 
kdevplatform/test/common/
 
kdewebdev/kommander/editor/
 
kdewebdev/kommander/factory/
 
kdewebdev/kommander/plugin/
 
</pre>
 
 
 
== Current top 30 of possible contributors to GPLv2-only files ==
 
 
 
<pre>  23647 sequitur
 
  20801 gerken
 
  20659 craig
 
  17365 rdale
 
  17080 tokoe
 
  15023 dfaure
 
  13945 lunakl
 
  9339 arnorehn
 
  8703 thorsen
 
  8273 coolo
 
  7458 cies
 
  7448 mutlaqja
 
  7424 rogowski
 
  6018 gyurco
 
  5692 djurban
 
  5531 mrudolf
 
  5525 aacid
 
  5446 ogoffart
 
  5299 mkretz
 
  5245 winterz
 
  4216 cschlaeg
 
  4152 johnflux
 
  3652 waba
 
  3327 fredrik
 
  3138 chehrlic
 
  2944 mlaurent
 
  2916 teske
 
  2661 kniederk
 
  2614 martyn
 
  2484 lypanov
 
</pre>
 

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