[ofiwg] libfabric dpa provider

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Fri Oct 2 12:01:35 PDT 2015

Thank you, Paolo!

> On Oct 2, 2015, at 2:43 PM, Paolo Inaudi <p91paul at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know what you are talking about, and what copyleft means. For my projects, I default to it, because I like what implies. As long as I don't receive contributions, I can change any time.
> As I told, my initial thought wasn't about integrating into libfabric, nor I would have expected all of you to be so eager to integrate it. There should be no problem with changing the license now, and I will discuss with other interested parties.
> Paolo
> Il 02/ott/2015 20:27, "Jeff Hammond" <jeff.science at gmail.com> ha scritto:
> Il 02/10/2015 19:04, Woodruff, Robert J ha scritto:
>> I think he said LGPL not GPL, but the OFA prefers the dual BSD/GPL license.
> I did say LGPL.
> LGPL solves the problem for the end user who is linking the DLL, but not the developer community, which is who you are trying to convey your code to.  The source of your code is copyleft, which infects the minds of anyone that reads it.  You probably think I am joking or exaggerating, but I am not.  You should talk to lawyers at any company that sells software.
> Jeff
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