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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Legal problem in kdeutils

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:40:22 -0500
> On Wednesday 21 September 2011 21:21:29 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> At first glance these includes appear to be (modified?) Linux kernel
>> header files, which would have originally been licensed under the GPL.
>> See here for example:
>> Version in kdeutils:
>> Version in kernel:
>> It looks like someone truncated the GPL portion of the license header,
>> possibly accidentally as this was over ten years ago.
> The original file was double-licensed, which allows to publish derivatives
> under MPL.
> Are these files actually used in KDE3?

Yes they are, for the laptop daemon, which is still in use by some people.

From what I can tell there were no or very minor changes made.  At least
some of the license issues can be resolved by simply copying over the
original file from the kernel headers in the cases where no changes were