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Re: License CC-BY-SA-4.0 used in KiCad
Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:13:21 +0100
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Am 08.03.19 um 19:01 schrieb Wayne Stambaugh:
> This makes sense to me.
I created two patches about this solution so it's also documented.
And I made a third patch which removes the additional key
metadata_license from the appdata.xml file. Feel free to amend the
patches if required.
From 34bd245a89c2aeecdb5db8814e77417003659762 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 18:57:14 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 1/3] Adding license information for demo files
The demo files are covered by the CC-BY-SA-4.0 license.
Please note some discussion about this on the developers mailing list:
LICENSE.README | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/LICENSE.README b/LICENSE.README
index 8f291c120..34793d27d 100644
@@ -15,5 +15,7 @@ Licensed under BOOSTv1:
- libcontext [https://github.com/boostorg/context], sources in common/system/libcontext.cpp
Licensed under ISC:
- portions of code in include/geometry/polygon_triangulation.h
+Licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0:
+- All the demo files provided in demos/*
Licensed under GPLv3 (or later):
-- All remaining code not listed above
\ No newline at end of file
+- All remaining code not listed above
From a02fe585e6b6183e19238c8a6881b09e66856827 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:02:45 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 2/3] Adding license text for CC-BY-SA-4.0 for completeness
As for the other used licenses adding also the license content for the
LICENSE.CC-BY-SA-4.0 | 255 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 255 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 LICENSE.CC-BY-SA-4.0
diff --git a/LICENSE.CC-BY-SA-4.0 b/LICENSE.CC-BY-SA-4.0
new file mode 100644
@@ -0,0 +1,255 @@
+Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License
+By exercising the Licensed Rights (defined below), You accept and agree to
+be bound by the terms and conditions of this Creative Commons
+Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License ("Public License").
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From 6d19d3e3239fd3bb8523dc31943c4fcdbf1f2493 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 19:06:43 +0100
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] appdata.xml: Remove additional license metadata
The extra field metadata is not really needed nor helpful as various
other additional licenses are used within the KiCad project.
All used licenses are documented with the file LICENSE.README within top
root folder of the source.
resources/linux/appdata/kicad.appdata.xml | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/resources/linux/appdata/kicad.appdata.xml b/resources/linux/appdata/kicad.appdata.xml
index 2fc29f0c1..5cb58bd9a 100644
@@ -5,7 +5,6 @@
<summary xml:lang="de">EDA LÃ¶sung</summary>
<summary xml:lang="it">Suite EDA</summary>