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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Move VirtualBox driver into libvirtd



On 05/15/2013 12:33 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com>
> 
> Change the build process & driver initialization so that the
> VirtualBox driver is built into libvirtd, instead of libvirt.so
> This change avoids the VirtualBox GPLv2-only license causing
> compatibility problems with libvirt.so which is under the
> GPLv2-or-later license.
> 
> NB this change prevents use of the VirtualBox driver on the
> Windows platform, until such time as libvirtd can be made
> to work there.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
> ---
[...]
> diff --git a/docs/drvvbox.html.in b/docs/drvvbox.html.in
> index d59da57..e2a213c 100644
> --- a/docs/drvvbox.html.in
> +++ b/docs/drvvbox.html.in
> @@ -31,6 +31,18 @@ vbox+tcp://user example com/session  (remote access, SASl/Kerberos)
>  vbox+ssh://user example com/session  (remote access, SSH tunnelled)
>  </pre>
>  
> +    <p>
> +      <strong>NOTE: as of libvirt 1.0.6, the VirtualBox driver will always
> +        run inside the libvirtd daemon, instead of being built-in to the
> +        libvirt.so library directly. This change was required due to the
> +        fact that VirtualBox code is GPLv2-only licensed, which is not
> +        compatible with the libvirt.so license of GPLv2-or-later. The

s/GPL/LGPL/ ?

Martin


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