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[Xen-devel] Re: Licensing conflict with OpenAFS kernel module

To: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Licensing conflict with OpenAFS kernel module
From: Sidney Cammeresi <sac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:33:32 -0500
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On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 at 10.27.42 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Sidney Cammeresi wrote:
> >I recently upgraded two Xen domU instances from to 2.6.16.
> >Because I am running the OpenAFS client on each of them, I took the
> >opportunity to upgrade that (from 1.4.0 to 1.4.1) which required building
> >a new kernel module.  (The AFS client is partly in userspace and partly
> >in the kernel.)
> >
> >Loading the new module failed:
> >
> >             openafs: Unknown symbol force_evtchn_callback
> >             openafs: Unknown symbol xen_features
> I think you should urge OpenAFS to relicense their module under the GPL.

Well this is not their decision given that the code came from IBM in
the first place.

I note, however, your ibm.com e-mail address.  Do you perhaps know the
channels in IBM to go through to discuss IBM relicensing their code under
the GPL?


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