[collectd] VMware Guest SDK plugin for Collectd 5

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Thu Aug 4 08:48:55 CEST 2011


On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 01:23:14PM -0700, Keith Chambers wrote:
> I understand that this will not get merged in to the mainline due to
> the associated VMware licensing. 

I haven't had a look at your code yet, but I'd like to comment this:
unless the VMWare license explicitly forbids to do so, the plugin may
either be put under a BSD-like license (which permits linking with
proprietary stuff) or the GPL using the "linking exception" [1].

Note, though, that this is a license change, so all authors and
contributors of the plugin have to agree about it.


[1] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPL_linking_exception>

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