On Wednesday 21 September 2011 21:40:22 Timothy Pearson wrote: > > 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: > >> http://websvn.kde.org/branches/trinity/kdeutils/klaptopdaemon/linux/driver_ops.h?revision=1054174&view=markup > >> Version in kernel: > >> http://joshua.raleigh.nc.us/docs/linux-2.4.10_html/208640.html > >> > >> 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 > made. Also it seems the second one is published later.