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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH libnbd 1/5] common/utils: Copy simple vector library from nbdkit.



On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 07:37:27PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 01:48:31PM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> > On 10/27/20 1:38 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > +++ b/common/utils/Makefile.am
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
> > > +# nbdkit
> > > +# Copyright (C) 2019 Red Hat Inc.
> > > +#
> > > +# Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> > > +# modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
> > > +# met:
> > 
> > Since we are lifting straight from nbdkit, this is fine (our one-way
> > license conversion at play).  It does mean we have a risk in the
> > opposite direction (any improvement made here can't easily be pushed
> > back to nbdkit unless the author is okay with the difference in license).
> 
> I think we're OK as long as we keep the BSD-ish license on these
> files?  That way changes made to these files (only) would be under the
> same license as nbdkit.  Of course we end up with a franken-license
> but at least it's not as bad as QEMU (!) and the whole thing should
> still be LGPLv2+  (AIUI/IANAL/E&OE/...)

Should add that this is not the first file copied from nbdkit -- see
libnbd.git/common/include/.  We've had a couple of nbdkit files in
there for quite a while.

Rich.

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