[ofa-general] Re: ofa_1_2_c_kernel 20070802-0201 daily build status
dledford at redhat.com
Mon Aug 13 14:07:41 PDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 16:08 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > Quoting Hoang-Nam Nguyen <HNGUYEN at de.ibm.com>:
> > Subject: Re: [ofa-general] Re: ofa_1_2_c_kernel 20070802-0201 daily build status
> > > > Could you please provide Michael and Vladimir with a URL to download
> > > > above kernel source tree in order to perform daily build of ofed
> > > > code suite? This will help us to prevent build issues in very early
> > > > stage.
> > > > Thanks much in advance!
> > >
> > > Nam,
> > > why can't you do this yourself?
> > I may not upload code, for which I'm not a distributor, to the
> > (public) ofa server. Please understand that.
> GPL clearly gives you the right to distribute kernel code.
I think IBM's attorneys have probably banned uploading code to public
servers unless you are part of their IT department and uploading an
officially blessed product. Technically, if Nam uploaded code to a
public server, then IBM can be seen as a distributor of that code, and
that's when certain parts of the GPL kick in and obligate the
distributor to various things. I'm guessing the lawyers didn't want the
company to be accidentally obligated to anything, and the only safe way
to avoid that is not to allow developers to upload code.
> > > I think that IBM's the one that needs this most of all.
> > I think it's ofed group who should ask redhat and suse for help in this
> > matter, because in the long run, this is about ofed development and build.
> > Tziporet, please add this topic to today's ofed call.
Doug Ledford <dledford at redhat.com>
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