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Re: ANN: libseccomp



On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Paul Moore <pmoore@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Monday, April 09, 2012 05:28:41 PM Paul Moore wrote:
>> On Monday, April 09, 2012 04:14:15 PM Josh Boyer wrote:
>> > On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > > On 04/09/2012 12:25 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> > >> Do you think the GPLv2 license will limit adoption of it's usage across
>> > >> a wider variety of software projects?  I'm not anti-GPL by any means
>> > >> but I am slightly surprised libseccomp is using it.
>> > >>
>> > >> josh
>> > >
>> > > Yes, on the surface of it this would seem more like LGPL material.
>> > >
>> > > Other than that, very much needed!
>> >
>> > Agreed on both points.  I only brought this up now as it's very early
>> > in the project's lifetime.  If a relicense were to happen it would be
>> > better to do it before a larger number of developers started
>> > contributing to the project.
>>
>> You both bring up a good point, the LGPL seems like a better choice.  I
>> chose GPLv2 when I started simply out of habit; it is a license I am both
>> familiar and comfortable with so it has a tendency to get used when I start
>> a new chunk of code.
>>
>> As you pointed out, the project is still very new with only a handful of
>> authors beyond myself.  I'll get in touch with them privately to make sure
>> they are comfortable with the relicense and assuming there are no problems
>> I'll report back when everything has been changed.
>
> Just an update, the project has just been relicensed under the LGPLv2.1
> license.

Wonderful.  Thanks for the quick action on that.  Hopefully it will
spread the adoption of the library once the seccomp patches are in the
mainline kernel.

josh
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