This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


[Xen-devel] Re: hypercall interface libraries and the GPL

To: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: hypercall interface libraries and the GPL
From: Sean Dague <japh@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 08:48:31 -0400
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Andrew D. Ball" <aball@xxxxxxxxxx>
Delivery-date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 05:48:56 -0700
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <A95E2296287EAD4EB592B5DEEFCE0E9D572443@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
List-help: <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-devel@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-devel>, <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-devel>, <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
Mail-followup-to: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Andrew D. Ball" <aball@xxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
References: <A95E2296287EAD4EB592B5DEEFCE0E9D572443@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i
On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 03:23:59PM +0100, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-devel-
> > bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew D. Ball
> > Sent: 01 August 2006 20:04
> > To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [Xen-devel] hypercall interface libraries and the GPL
> > 
> > Good afternoon.
> > 
> > libxenctrl and libxenguest are GPL, right?
> Yes.
> > One can probably make hypercalls without them.  Even so, if they are
> > GPL, why?  Why not LGPL or something else, at least for some parts of
> > them.
> I can certainly see an argument for them being LGPL.
> Running some searches on the changelog, it looks like it mightn't be too
> difficult to get agreement from all the contributors to relicense
> tools/libxc. The number of people and organizations that have submitted
> non-trivial patches to those files is just about manageable.
> I assume no one has objections to this?

You'll definitely get no objection from the IBM camp.  Making those
libraries LGPL would make a lot of sense as far as we're concerned.


Sean Dague
IBM Linux Technology Center                     email: japh@xxxxxxxxxx
Open Hypervisor Team                           alt: sldague@xxxxxxxxxx

Attachment: pgpuuUYldyhZ4.pgp
Description: PGP signature

Xen-devel mailing list