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From Henning Schmiedehausen <...@intermeta.de>
Subject Re: GPL licensing question ...
Date Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:23:02 GMT
On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 20:59 -0700, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> Here's a statement from a GPL user [1]:
> 1.2. How is Xen licensed?
> Xen is Open Source, and is released under terms of the GNU General Public License. Operating
systems or other applications written to use Xen's hypercall interface are not derived works
of Xen, hence may be licensed differently.
> [1]http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenFaq#head-4086ca7d1e78bcb5d40ffebae5b84881881851fa

That is the hypervisor and without that exception, you e.g. couldn't run
*BSD or Windows under it.

We are talking C-API and that is (AFAICS) firmly GPL licensed.


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