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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/1] [RFC] Parallels Server Bare Metal driver stub



On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:21:05PM +0400, Dmitry Mishin wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 06:10:19 PM Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > > >   Any pointers ? All I found was
> > > >   http://www.parallels.com/ptn/download/sdk/
> > > >
> > > > and it's quite silent on code availability and Licence for the
> > > > libraries.
> > > 
> > > It has a proprietary license and not open sourced now. Is it a problem? 
> > 
> > If the license is not LGPLv2+ compatible, then it can't be used
> > by libvirt, regardless of whether it is directly linked, or
> > dlopened. In other words using 'dlopen' doesn't magically solve
> > the license compatibility problem.
> Will we solve the issue if libvirt will be statically linked with SDK library 
> (as Daniel requests) and SDK library itself will be distributed in binary form 
> under BSD license conditions (which is LGPLv2 compatible)?

Yes, linking to a BSD licensed library is fine from a licensing point
of view.

Regards,
Daniel
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