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[libvirt-users] Re: libvirt and linux-vserver



The 22/11/11, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:18:26PM +0100, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:

> There is in fact *not* an attempt by Red Hat to keep the Windows drivers
> closed-source, but there are a couple of factors which might have
> mistakenly given that impression.
> 
> The KVM wiki link to the GIT repository was outdated. The master GIT
> repository now lives on GIT Hub:
> 
>   https://github.com/YanVugenfirer/kvm-guest-drivers-windows
> 
> I have updated the wiki accordingly:
> 
>   http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/WindowsGuestDrivers/Download_Drivers
> 
> 
> For reasons I don't understand, the binary releases published to Fedora
> download page are (unfortunately) using a different version numbering
> scheme to the RHEL binaries. So while Fedora shows release 1.1.16, RHEL
> will show 1.4. They both ultimately come from source in the same GIT
> repo I mention above. The Fedora link is on the download page above
> 
> Finally, although the source code is GPL, the binary signed & WHQL'd
> drivers provided for RHEL are not under the GPL. This is due to license
> restrictions of the MicroSoft WHQL certification process :-( This is
> one of the reasons why we can't distribute the drivers in Fedora YUM
> repos directly.

Alright. I'm surprised you've found alone all of the factors that gave
me this impression. Thank you for fixing and keeping the head up to this
issue.

-- 
Nicolas Sebrecht


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