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Re: relicense module spawn-pipe

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: relicense module spawn-pipe
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:04:56 -0600
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[please don't top-post]

On 08/26/2013 07:00 AM, Or Goshen wrote:
> Certainly changing this behavior and rewriting it so it will return with an
> error code instead of aborting would increase the usefulness of this module
> ?
> I'll be happy to provide a patch if that is the straw that keeps the
> maintainer from relaxing the license

You are more than welcome to try patches that make the module usable
from a library context, as it does seem like a worthwhile feature to
offer from a library.  I will warn, however, that the current maintainer
of the module is listed as Bruno Haible, and he has been relatively slow
at responding to license requests lately; this may be a case where we
have to appeal to the FSF (and get rms' permission) if we can't track
down permission from the original author, and that may be time-consuming
even if we have patches in hand to eliminate calls to exit().

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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