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Request to relax the licenses of quotearg, quotearg-simple, xalloc, xall

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Request to relax the licenses of quotearg, quotearg-simple, xalloc, xalloc-die, xalloc-oversized to LGPLv2+
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:35:18 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

libguestfs (an LGPLv2+ library) would like to use the useful quotearg
functions to ensure we can run system(3)-style external commands while
safely quoting shell arguments.

However this would require relaxation of the license to LGPLv2+ for
at least the following modules [*]:


(1725 lines of code in total)

The contributors to these modules appear to be:

  Bruno Haible
  Paul Eggert
  Jim Meyering
  Eric Blake
  Paolo Bonzini
  Joel E. Denny
  Akim Demaille


[*] Is there a way to list the dependencies and licenses of a module?
I constructed that list by examining the dependencies and licenses by
hand, so I may have missed some.

Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages.  http://libguestfs.org

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