Ticket #2273 (closed defect: fixed)
Replace kbool with a truly free library
|Reported by:||volter||Owned by:||dburken|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||legal license gpl library|
Please replace kbool with truly free software. The website of the developer says:
"Notice kbool is GPL licensed, commercial use not allowed, see main page fro more info."
Aside from that being contradictive, the author states in detail:
"The code is written by Klaas Holwerda, it is free to use for non commercial open source projects licensed as GPL. If you need a commercial license, contact me.- mail me ."
I therefore think there is no other solution than to replace it. Even if your bundled version is under a different license, you should not keep it. Most Linux distributions follow the rule of not bundling third party libraries in packages. They therefore need to un-bundle them and create additional packages.