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

Ash ash at wildernessvoice.com
Mon Dec 12 16:35:45 UTC 2016

I tend to agree with you, Sean. Also, if there's a concern that some
project has changed its license, then just create a fork. In the case of
this previously GPL code, it will at least be re-distributable. In the end,
I just don't think this is a huge issue that cannot be easily managed.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Sean McGinnis <sean.mcginnis at gmx.com>

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 03:07:23PM +0000, Duncan Thomas wrote:
> > On 12 December 2016 at 14:55, Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > So, what are the steps forward here? Requiring a non-free library like
> > > drbdmanage is not acceptable AFAIU,
> > >
> >
> > This is pretty much where things went dead at the summit - there were
> > various degrees of unacceptability (I was personally bothered by the the
> > parts that can't be freely redistributed, rather than free software per
> se,
> > but that still leaves a large number of problem cases. Few people were
> > willing to seriously consider pulling 1/3 of the cinder drivers out, and
> > there was not AFAICT a firm conclusion.
> Honestly, my opinion is it's just fine as it is, and the fact that this
> license has changed doesn't make any difference.
> For most external storage there is _something_ that the deployer needs
> to do outside of install and configure OpenStack to get things set up
> and working. Whether that is setting up an physical array or downloading
> and installing a client library on their own - that's just part of the
> requirements for whatever solution they chose to deploy.
> It would be great if things were all open and an all in one
> download->install->run solution, but that's not reality and not what
> everyone is looking for out of OpenStack. So be it.
> Sean
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