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Re: [Xen-devel] libxc code license?

  • To: Jun Koi <junkoi2004@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:58:32 +0000
  • Cc: "List: Xen Developers" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Delivery-date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:58:39 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] libxc code license?

On 19/12/2008 09:36, "Jun Koi" <junkoi2004@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> See COPYING at the root of the xen repository -- in the absence of an
>> overriding specific license, source files are GPLv2. That applies to
>> everything under tools/libxc.
> So that is GPL2. That indicates all the applications run with
> libxenctrl must be released under GPL2, too?
> Is it better to relax it a bit, for ex having libxenctrl code in LGPL?

It's been discussed before and it would be difficult due to the number of
people who have contributed under GPLv2 already. For libxenctrl, your best
bet is reimplementation of the pieces you need -- there's nothing very
complex in libxenctrl. If you need libxenguest, that's another matter...
Might be best to wrap it in its own process for licensing reasons.

 -- Keir

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