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I just hope that this will never happen to KDE as a whole...
Behind the KOffice split
Posted Dec 14, 2010 23:01 UTC (Tue) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Posted Dec 14, 2010 23:19 UTC (Tue) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 3:42 UTC (Wed) by mrshiny (subscriber, #4266)
Posted Dec 15, 2010 8:18 UTC (Wed) by ingwa (subscriber, #71149)
In the case with KOffice / Calligra and Nokia, the code is developed inside the main repository and committed one bugfix or feature at a time. For new features and complex bugfixes there is a review process using the KDE review board.
The situations have almost nothing in common.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 14:18 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Since you seem to know the situation well, could you please remind us what are the respective licences of all these?
Posted Dec 15, 2010 14:50 UTC (Wed) by ingwa (subscriber, #71149)
Regarding licenses, the majority of Calligra is under LGPL with some small parts under GPL. All code contributions so far have been under LGPL.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 17:07 UTC (Wed) by ThinkRob (subscriber, #64513)
I think most people are missing the point here. For KHTML, the code was copied from the KDE repository by Apple and then developed away from the community for a long time until it was released as a big code dump with so many changes that it was basically impossible to merge back into the main branch.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 9:33 UTC (Wed) by mlankhorst (subscriber, #52260)
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