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Re: relicense module spawn-pipe

From: Or Goshen
Subject: Re: relicense module spawn-pipe
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:19:26 +0300

This patch will make the module usable from a library context, it will not call error() unless specifically asked to.
Can you please apply it to the trunk and ask the maintainer to relicense to LGPL ?



On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
[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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