[openstack-dev] [cinder] drbdmanage is no more GPL2

Duncan Thomas duncan.thomas at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 11:00:41 UTC 2016

It's a soft dependency, like most of the vendor specific dependencies - you
only need them if you're using a specific backend. We've loads of them in
cinder, under a whole bunch of licenses. There was a summit session
discussing it that didn't come to any firm conclusions.

On 12 December 2016 at 10:52, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:

> Mehdi Abaakouk wrote:
> > I have recently seen that drbdmanage python library is no more GPL2 but
> > need a end user license agreement [1].
> > Is this compatible with the driver policy of Cinder ?
> It's not acceptable as a dependency of an OpenStack project (be it GPLv2
> or using a custom EULA), see:
> https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/licensing.html
> That said, it doesn't seem to be listed as a Cinder requirement right
> now ? Is it a new dependency being considered, or is it currently flying
> under the radar ?
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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