[collectd] New to collectd - About licence of plugins
arthurhavlicek at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 22:26:19 CEST 2017
Le 04/04/2017 à 22:18, Arthur Havlicek a écrit :
> Hello collectd community
> It seems my message from outside the mailing list didn't go through,
> so I suscribed and will now repeat a question I had about collectd
> plugins licencing.
> I intend to build a business around this amazing tool, mostly selling
> a collectd integration + plugins. AFAIK plugins in collectd are
> compiled with the daemon making it a single binary, as such it can be
> considered derivative work under a GPL licence.
> I wanted to know whether a non-free licencing over a collectd plugin
> was considered respectful of collectd licence in itself. I expect this
> to be the original wish of collectd to enable as much contributor as
> possible and allow they licence their work the way they want, but I
> found no other example yet or documentation that this is even possible
> to release a modified collectd package containing non-free plugins
> which is restricted.
> As I'm not a lawyer, I query explicit allowance from collectd authors
> and strongly hope it is possible to distribute a plugin with a
> non-free plugin as this would allow me to deploy efficient
> applications without complex pipelining. Of course, non-free licencing
> would only limit to the plugin and would still make me liable of
> giving source code of collectd parts which are covered by free licence.
> Thank you for your help.
strongly hope it is possible to distribute a *modified collectd version
*with a non-free plugin
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