[collectd] VMware Guest SDK plugin for Collectd 5
chambers_keith at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 4 18:17:37 CEST 2011
I just noticed vmGuestLib.his LGPL 2.1 not GPL2.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org>
To: Keith Chambers <chambers_keith at yahoo.com>
Cc: "collectd at verplant.org" <collectd at verplant.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [collectd] VMware Guest SDK plugin for Collectd 5
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" .
Note, though, that this is a license change, so all authors and
contributors of the plugin have to agree about it.
Sebastian "tokkee" Harl +++ GnuPG-ID: 0x8501C7FC +++ http://tokkee.org/
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