[openib-general] [ofw] [Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re:winrelated[was:Re:[PATCH 1/2] opensm: sigusr1: syslog() fixes]]]
tzachid at mellanox.co.il
Wed Feb 21 08:56:47 PST 2007
What you are saying is true but there is a problem with that:
If the community decides that there is a different license than probably
most people will
move to it. The rest of the people will stay with an old software that
is not supported
There are two examples that one can give here:
1) Think of people who have started to write code under the GPL V1. Can
they still find support for that today.
Are there still projects being developed? The version was changed and
everyone had to except it.
2) The second example (from recent time) is of course Novell. (I must
say here that (1) I'm not a lawyer, (2) I'm not an expert to the case,
and (3) I really don't want to start an arguing about Novel). Novel was
using Linux under the GPL code. It did things that were not in the
spirit of GPL but probably didn't break it. Now there is a movement to
change GPL so that Novell will not be able to use it any more. I really
don't know who is right or who is wrong here but if we can avoid being
in that place that is better.
To be on the practical side, I have read the introduction to pthreads in
the past and from what I saw it was relatively easy to implement that on
Win32. I want to look at the functions that were mentioned before in
this thread and see if that is still the case.
Let me get back to you on this at the beginning of next week.
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> [mailto:ofw-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Sasha
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:43 PM
> To: Hal Rosenstock
> Cc: ofw at lists.openfabrics.org; Gilad Shainer; OPENIB; Fab Tillier
> Subject: Re: [openib-general] [ofw] [Fwd: Re: [Fwd:
> Re:winrelated[was:Re:[PATCH 1/2] opensm: sigusr1: syslog() fixes]]]
> On 09:31 Wed 21 Feb , Hal Rosenstock wrote:
> > > and who is responsible that the license of the library
> won't change.
> > I'm not sure how to answer this one but I don't think the
> license can
> > just change.
> The license changing will not work "backward", only
> "forward". So if some version was released under LGPL this
> version still be usable under LGPL.
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