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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 (use '''kdesdk/scripts/relicensecheck.pl''' on the file in question or the [http://toma.kovoks.nl/kde/ Relicense Status Page]), 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 GPLv2 to GPLv2 or GPLv3 ?
 
 
 
* Are you okay with relicensing your contributions done under LGPLv2 to LGPLv2+?
 
 
 
* Are you okay with relicensing your contributions done under LGPLv2 to LGPLv2 or LGPLv3?
 
 
 
* 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
 
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|Adam, Till || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Armitage, Chani || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Bastian, Waldo || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Boemann, Casper || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Broadstone, Matt || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Cullmann, Christoph || NO || NO || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Drummond, Craig || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Dymo, Alexander || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Faure, David || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Granroth, Kurt || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Herden, Jens || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Hoeglund, Fredrik || NO || NO || YES || YES ||
 
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|Kainhofer, Reinhold || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Kellet, Alexander || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Knight, Robert || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Kretz, Matthias || NO || NO || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Kulow, Stephan || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Lunak, Lubos || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Mac-Vicar, Duncan || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Macieira, Thiago || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Mantia, Andras || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Martyn, Greg || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Molkentin, Daniel || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Montel, Laurent || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Moore, Richard || NO || NO || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Mueller, Dirk || YES || YES || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Mutz, Marc || YES || YES || NO || NO || NO
 
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|Raabe, Frerich || NO || NO || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Riddell, Jonathan || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Sand, Espen || YES || YES || || || YES
 
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|Schlaeger, Chris || NO || NO || YES || YES || NO
 
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|Schumacher, Cornelius || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Seigo, Aaron || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Stephenson, Will || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Tapsell, John || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Toscano, Pino || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Trueg, Sebastian (Exception: K3b) || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|Wolfer, Urs || YES || YES || YES || YES || YES
 
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|}
 
 
 
== Current TODO List ==
 
 
 
* KDAB
 
* Tobias Koenig
 
* Matthew Woehlke
 
* Daniel Teske
 
* Dawit Alemayehu
 
* Alex Zepeda
 
* Thomas Leitner
 
* Lars Knoll
 
* Kevin Ottens
 
* Simon Hausmann
 
* Maksim Orlovich
 
* Sirtaj Singh Kang
 
* Karol Szwed
 
* Thorsten Roeder
 
* Joseph Wenninger
 
 
 
== Current list of problematic Files ==
 
 
 
Tom Albers has written a webfrontend to '''relicensecheck.pl''', which makes it really easy to find files that can already be relicensed, or for those that can not it is possible to easily see (via tooltip) which commits are preventing it.
 
 
 
[http://toma.kovoks.nl/kde/ Visit the Relicensing Status Page]
 
 
 
== Current top 30 of possible contributors to GPLv2-only files ==
 
 
 
<pre>
 
  59212 ingwa
 
  38032 bulygin
 
  32243 dfaure
 
  23647 sequitur
 
  19747 amantia
 
  18148 mutz
 
  17365 rdale
 
  17149 trueg
 
  15012 tokoe
 
  14218 lunakl
 
  11806 winterz
 
  10603 coolo
 
  10449 mbuesch
 
  10094 thorsen
 
  9339 arnorehn
 
  7424 rogowski
 
  7382 cies
 
  6177 gyurco
 
  6130 mlaurent
 
  5612 cramblitt
 
  5531 mrudolf
 
  5028 tilladam
 
  4605 kloecker
 
  4390 mkretz
 
  4327 waba
 
  4216 cschlaeg
 
  4159 burghard
 
  4152 johnflux
 
  3327 fredrik
 
  3154 gungl
 
</pre>
 

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