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



On 03/09/2011 06:17 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
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.

What about using the LGPLv2+ licence then? php-shout is using it according to http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=php-shout.git;a=blob_plain;f=php-shout.spec;hb=HEAD

Thanks,
Michal

--
Michal Novotny<minovotn redhat com>, RHCE
Virtualization Team (xen userspace), Red Hat


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