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

Andreas Jaeger aj at suse.com
Mon Dec 12 14:55:35 UTC 2016

On 2016-12-12 15:46, Sean McGinnis wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 11:00:41AM +0000, Duncan Thomas wrote:
>> 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.
> Here is the quick survey of libs I took leading up to the Summit:


Note this is now outdated - as Mehdi pointed out.

> https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/cinder-brick-driver-externals
> There are quite a few soft requirements under various licenses.

So, what are the steps forward here? Requiring a non-free library like
drbdmanage is not acceptable AFAIU,

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