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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hax-interface: Add BSD license

From: Kamil Rytarowski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] hax-interface: Add BSD license
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:41:37 +0100
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On 20.11.2017 08:17, Yu Ning wrote:
> On 11/20/2017 5:31, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 05:03:27PM +0800, Yu Ning wrote:
>>> On 11/17/2017 2:00, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:47:44AM +0100, Stefan Weil wrote:
>>>>> Am 16.11.2017 um 07:50 schrieb address@hidden:
>>>>>> From: Yu Ning <address@hidden>
>>>>>> hax-interface.h defines the interface between the HAXM kernel
>>>>>> module and the HAXM QEMU accelerator. The same code can be found in
>>>>>> the following files of the HAXM kernel module:
>>>>>>    include/hax_interface.h
>>>>>>    include/vcpu_state.h
>>>>>>    core/include/vm.h
>>>>>> These files are now open source under the 3-clause BSD license,
>>>>>> whereas hax-interface.h in QEMU uses GPLv2.
>>>> Why is this a problem?
>>> I know very little about licenses.  If this is not a problem, I'm
>>> happy to
>>> just abandon this patch.
>> As far as I can see, this is not a problem for the QEMU project
>> at all, as QEMU as a whole is GPLv2.
>> It would make sense to update the license if we wanted to keep
>> our header file in sync with some other source tree (e.g. the one
>> from Intel), but this doesn't seem to be the case here (yet?).
> I see, that makes sense.

Please keep the whole HAXM as it is (BSD-3clause) as it makes this piece
of software reusable for !Linux (and non-qemu) usage without licensing wars.

If it will be kept BSD, I might try to integrate it with the NetBSD
base-system at one point.

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