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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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