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Re: [Xen-devel] Legal concerns: added hashtable implementation

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 03:57:22PM +0100, Michael Paesold wrote:

> Regarding this changeset:
> Added hashtable implementation, to support the reachability check against 
> the
> store. This code is by Christopher Clark.
> Signed-off-by: Ewan Mellor <ewan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> http://tx.downloads.xensource.com/xen-3.0-testing.hg?cmd=changeset;node=29bbcd88a853f582025f9f00e0ffc03b3112295d
> The license of the added code is incompatible with the GPL (according to 
> the FSF). It contains the so-called "advertising clause". See 
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#TOCOrigBSD.

Damn, sorry.  I should be able to get Chris Clark (the author) to relicence
this -- I'm sure his intention was not to be incompatible with the GPL.

In the meantime, I think that we're OK, because Xenstored is licenced under
the LGPL, not the GPL, and that's the only thing that uses hashtable.c at the

> Is there more of likewise licensed code hidden in the Xen sources?

Not that I'm aware of.


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