ANNOUNCE: L4Env version 0.1
marcus.volp at st.com
Tue Jul 1 11:44:52 CEST 2003
are the L4_env IDL files dependent on GPLed sources. If not, you should
change the license of the IDL files to something not so infective.
If the IDL files are GPL, also the generated code, i.e. the client headers
become GPL which in turn attempts to use your servers. It might be fine
for NETBSD / L4 if the servers provided within L4 Env are GPLed but if the
interfaces to them are not.
farid.hajji at ob.kamp.net wrote:
> > > > L4Env is available under the GPL version 2 licence. For different
> > > > licensing schemes please contact drops at os.inf.tu-dresden.de.
> > >
> > > Is there any reason for this? This is pretty restrictive
> > > to developers. Why didn't you consider releasing L4Env under
> > > a BSD-style license (like L4Ka::Pistachio), or at least LGPL?
> > Since L4env is _not_ entirely written from scratch. We depend on
> > some imported stuff which is GPL.
> Ah, okay. L4Env shouldn't therefore be used for NetBSD/L4 or
> similar porting projects due to license clashes.
> Many thanks,
> Farid Hajji -- Unix Systems and Network Management.
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