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[linux-lvm] Re: [lvm-devel] [ANNOUNCE] LVM reimplementation ready for betatesting

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 02:54:08PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2002  20:22 +0000, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > Sistina is pleased to announce that the LVM2 software is ready for
> > beta testing.
> > 
> > This is a complete reimplementation of the existing LVM system, both
> > driver and userland tools.
> What is the current and future licensing of the LVM2 code?  Given the
> GFS events, I think people will be hesitant to accept an all-Sistina
> reimplementation of LVM.

LVM2 is GPL/LGPL-licensed - just like the original version of LVM.
This means the whole Linux community benefits from this aspect of
Sistina's work.  The device-mapper and LVM2 packages will *always* be

As those who have been following LVM development closely will be aware,
the decision to rewrite was taken for sound technical - not licensing -
reasons, and of course we welcome and encourage contributions to LVM2
from outside Sistina.

- Joe

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