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Re: license alteration for chown/lchown

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: license alteration for chown/lchown
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:50:51 -0600
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On 07/29/2010 04:47 PM, David Lutterkort wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 15:46 -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 07/29/2010 03:42 PM, David Lutterkort wrote:
>>>> For your request, the following contributors since 2007-10-07
>>>> would have to agree:
>>> Don't forget Jim, who is cited as the original author of chown and
>>> lchown in the source.
>> Anything changes made before 2007, including original content, were
>> already licensed LGPLv2+ at the time they were contributed, so we don't
>> need explicit permission from Jim (although it can't hurt, either).
> /me slaps forehead ... of course, thanks for the explanation, Eric.

/me too - Bruno's right - modules/chown is GPLv3+ right now, not LGPL,
so Jim's approval is needed to relax to LGPL of any form, let alone the
preferred 2+.

Although I can't speak for him, there is a good probability Jim will be
likely to provide consent, given his involvement in libvirt ;)

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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