[openstack-dev] [kolla][tc] Plans for using Pre-2.0 Ansible modules

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Jul 7 21:05:23 UTC 2015

On 4 July 2015 at 06:53, Steven Dake (stdake) <stdake at cisco.com> wrote:
> Kolla Devs as well as the Technical Committee,
> I wanted to get the TC’s thoughts on this plan of action as we intend to
> apply for big tent once our Ansible code has completed implementation.  If
> the approach outlined in this email seems like a blocker and we should just
> start with #4 instead, it would be immensely helpful to know now.
> The problem:
> A whole slew of OpenStack modules exist upstream in the Ansible core
> directory.  Kolla wants to use these modules.  These files are licensed
> under the GPLv3.  They will be released with Ansible 2.0 but Ansible 2.0 is
> not yet available.  In the meantime we need these modules to execute our
> system.  The repo in question is:

As I understand our current license situation, you won't be eligible
for big-tent if you depend on GPLv3 code.

>From the requirements "    * Project must have no library dependencies
which effectively restrict
      how the project may be distributed or deployed

So I'm also strongly inclined to recommend you speak to the legal list
about the implications here. Using a GPLv3 tool via the CLI is very
different (by the GPL's design) to using it as a library.


Robert Collins <rbtcollins at hp.com>
Distinguished Technologist
HP Converged Cloud

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