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Re: [PATCH 05/14] hw/i386/vmport: Report VMX type in CMD_GETVERSION

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/14] hw/i386/vmport: Report VMX type in CMD_GETVERSION
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:49:15 -0400

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 11:34:00PM +0200, Liran Alon wrote:
> On 10/03/2020 23:16, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 04:46:19PM +0200, Liran Alon wrote:
> > > There is no license issue here. It's only definitions.
> > So it seems that in your opinion
> > - definition names in the interface do not need a license
> > and
> > - it is fair to reuse them without a license for the purpose
> >    of making your compatible interface easier to use for
> >    people familiar with the original
> > 
> > Did I get that right?
> I'm for sure not an expert on open source code licenses. You probably know
> this area much more than I do.
> But yes, this is what I would have thought. That it's not an issue to copy
> the enum definition.

I'm not a lawyer. I think attribution is important even for small
things, and it was missing in v1. v2 has it but link would be better.  I
also think respecting author's wishes is important, and a license gives
a hint as to that.


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