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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Upcoming CloudStack release
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:13:31 GMT
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Ewan Mellor <Ewan.Mellor@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
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> I didn’t get any response to my email on Friday (see below).  I don’t know
> how you would like me to bring these dependency discussions to this forum,
> and I’d appreciate some advice on that.


First of all, your mentors should be capable of answering this
question without guidance from legal. It's a clear application of the
policies.

Second, if you really need an *answer* from legal, open a LEGAL JIRA.



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> Thanks,
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> Ewan.
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> From: Ewan Mellor
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:50 PM
> To: 'legal-discuss@apache.org'
> Subject: Upcoming CloudStack release
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>
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> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I am preparing CloudStack for its first official release with
> Apache-incubated status.  As part of this, we have been re-architecting to
> avoid dependencies on various non-Apache-licensed components.  There are a
> small number of these that are essential to major subsystems, and I am told
> that I can discuss them with this group and ask for approval for our release
> plan.
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> As an example, CloudStack manages virtual machines running on KVM using
> libvirt-java, which is licensed under LGPL 2.1.  This is essential to the
> KVM feature, but it is not commonly available as a system library.  I
> propose releasing CloudStack with KVM support optional and disabled in the
> default build.  For the convenience of those who would like to enable that
> KVM support, I am asking for permission to host an unmodified release
> version of libvirt-java in binary and source form, plus to host binaries
> from an alternate build of CloudStack with KVM support enabled.
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>
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> We have a number of such dependencies.  How would you like to handle these?
> I could open one thread on each particular dependency, if that is
> convenient, or we could discuss a general policy in this situation.  (I have
> been through the online policy documentation with a fine-toothed comb and I
> haven’t found what I need in sufficient clarity.)
>
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> Note that some of these dependencies are more complicated because they
> aren’t open-source (NetApp and VMware support in particular).
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> Thanks,
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> Ewan Mellor,
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> Director, Open-Source Engineering, Cloud Platforms,
>
> Citrix Systems.
>
>

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