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Re: [libvirt] Question about PHP licencing for libvirt-php (php-libvirt for Fedora)



On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 06:05:22PM +0100, Michal Novotny wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know who's the right person to ask so I'm posting this into
> the libvir-list. We're going to have the libvirt-php package in
> Fedora (but renamed to php-libvirt only) but I don't know about the
> licencing. The licence in the SPEC file (by Lyre) is set to "PHP"
> however the licence file describes the GPL licence.
> 
> My question is whether somebody does know whether it's OK to write a
> PHP extension under GPL licence or whether we need the PHP licence
> for this.

The PHP license is *not* GPL compatible

  https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/PHP_License
  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses

So, the libvirt-php module would have to be under either the PHP license,
or something less restrictive.

Regards,
Daniel
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