[Pkg-samba-maint] Upcoming possible licensing issues kde vs samba
bubulle at debian.org
Sat Nov 3 07:31:46 UTC 2007
Quoting Sune Vuorela (Sune at vuorela.dk):
> > Considering the wide range of software that KDE links with, this issue will
> > only become more widespread, even if Samba 3.2 were held up a bit. It
> > would be wise to discuss this with the upstream developers.
> It is a issue known upstream - and some people are working at it, but e.g.
> getting qt and kde relicensed to gplv2 or later isn't something that can
> happen overnight.
Well, I'm anything but a specialist in licensing and legalese, but is
there really something that prevents a GPLv2 software to be linked
with a GPLv3 library?
I would be really surprised if people who hardly worked on GPLv3 never
thought about that situation which is obviously highly probable in the
Time to put debian-legal in the loop?
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