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[Xen-devel] Re: Announcing: Open OVF project source code availibility

To: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Announcing: Open OVF project source code availibility
From: Mike Day <ncmike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:26:34 -0400
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On 12/08/08 15:46 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Why was the Eclipse Public License chosen ?  This license is not
> compatible with the GPL[1], so no GPL licensed app can make use of
> this code :-( For example it makes it impossible to use this code to
> assist in supporting OVF in virt-manager, virt-install or virt-image
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_Public_License
>   "The EPL 1.0 is not compatible with the GPL, and a work created by
>    combining a work licensed under the GPL with a work licensed under
>    the EPL cannot be lawfully distributed."

As a file format, the output from open-ovf can be used by any
code of any license. That is, any code can consume an OVF file.

For runtime integration, we are planning on implementing an XML-RPC
interface into and out of the ovf library, which will allow any other
runtime code to interact with it. 


Mike Day
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