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Re: [Xen-API] Re: repository for storage manager (/opt/xensource/sm)

To: Zheng Li <dev@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] Re: repository for storage manager (/opt/xensource/sm)
From: George Shuklin <george.shuklin@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 01:29:17 +0400
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В Срд, 18/05/2011 в 21:44 +0100, Zheng Li пишет:
> Hi George,
> On 18/05/2011 16:53, George Shuklin wrote:
> > I found that files in /opt/xensource/sm is not provided by any package
> > and there is no any repository on github with those files.
> >
> > But those files are licensed under GPL and have great infuence on XCP
> > stability (right now I still fighting with multipath problem and I
> > thought to push patch for solution  - but I found nowhere to
> > clone/push).
> Where did you found the evidences that SM code was licensed under *GPL*? 
> Honestly, I tried a few days ago, but ultimately failed.
> * The official XenServer/XCP source ISOs, which are distributed as part of 
> XenServer/XCP and are supposed to contain all the open sourced components of 
> XenServer/XCP, doesn't contains the SM code (Let me know if I overlooked, I 
> only checked one version of XenServer and the newest XCP source ISO content 
> list http://downloads.xen.org/XCP/42052/sources/source-1.iso.txt). There, in 
> the sm directory, you can only find thepexpect code (Attrib license) which 
> the SM component depends on.
> * XCP once released a checkpointed versions of sm.hg on xenbit and probably 
> synced it once in a while. However I couldn't find any LICENSE file in the 
> directory about the actual license being used. Only some of the source files 
> have license heads of *LGPL* (rather than *GPL* as you mentioned). In fact, 
> some of the source files even come with proprietary license heads 
> (e.g.http://xenbits.xen.org/hg/XCP/xen-sm.hg/file/008eee4e2699/XenCert/XenCert).
> So the foremost question is not yet whether SM code should move to github 
> etc. but whether it's OSS and what's the actual license for each part of it. 
> It's probably safe to assume that particular branch of sm.hg that has been 
> put on xenbit is intentionally OSS, but I'm not a layer so please take your 
> own risk.
> HTH.
> Zheng
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