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RE: [linux-lvm] Will LVM stay GPL?



All, 
  LVM is currently part of Linus tree. So, while you are correct on the
branching bit, it may in-fact not be necessary. GFS is NOT already in Linus
tree, so that could lend some foreshadowing. I agree with all of the points
made below though.

-- 
Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-796-9023
email: austin coremetrics com 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralph Jennings [mailto:ralph oro net]
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 8:10 PM
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Will LVM stay GPL?
> 
> 
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 01:55:02PM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > Mike Declerck has already addressed this issue on the mailing list,
> > but I'll reiterate.  The LVM kernel driver is GPL, the LVM userland
> > tools are GPL.  We have no intention to change this, and even if we
> > wanted to we couldn't since lots of people outside Sistina have
> > contributed.
> > 
> > If it makes people feel happier I will accept patches that add their
> > names to the copyright notices (assuming they've made significant
> > contributions).
> 
> Besides, if they *do* decide to switch the licensing, all we have
> to do is go back one revision and branch a new LVM project from the
> GPL'd code.  So lets wait till that happens, then branch off an
> OpenLVM project from the latest GPL released LVM code.  But untill
> that happens who cares, they can't pull the carpet out from under
> our feet untill they change the license, and untill they decide to
> do that (if they decide to), all work is GPL'd, and they're doing a
> great job of it.
> 
> IANAL of course, but I've been told that you can't make a license
> change from GPL to anything else retroactive?!?!?
> 
>   -Ralph
> 
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