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Re: [Xen-users] Does it legal to analysize XEN source code and write a b

To: Tao Shen <taoshen1983@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Does it legal to analysize XEN source code and write a book about it ?
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Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 11:58:11 +0200
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On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 02:14:35AM -0600, Tao Shen wrote:
> No its not. XenEnt is not GPL. It does not contain GPL code. It is not a
> community 
> developed product. How are they pushing anything? Xen (GPL) and Xen
> (ENT) are two
> completely different code bases from my understanding

Xen Enterprise includes a derived version of the Xen hypervisor and a
proprietary control software.

The hypervisor is GPL -- even XenSource have to ship the sources -- and
is included in the source cds of Xen Server. It includes some binary
incompatible changes, so you can't just plug their hypervisor and the
open sourcen control tools together.


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