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Re: [PATCH 04/10] meson: option to build as shared library

From: Daniel P . Berrangé
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/10] meson: option to build as shared library
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:51:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.14.6 (2020-07-11)

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 04:29:33PM -0700, Joelle van Dyne wrote:
> From: osy <osy86@users.noreply.github.com>
> On iOS, we cannot fork() new processes, so the best way to load QEMU into an
> app is through a shared library. We add a new configure option
> `--enable-shared-lib` that will build the bulk of QEMU into a shared lib.
> The usual executables will then link to the library.

Note that QEMU as a combined work is licensed GPLv2-only, so if an app is
linking to it as a shared library, the application's license has to be
GPLv2 compatible. I fear that shipping as a shared library is an easy way
for apps to get into a license violating situation without realizing.

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