[rrd-developers] Relicensing of src/rrd_client.[ch]

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Tue Apr 6 23:03:07 CEST 2010


On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 02:07:04PM -0500, kevin brintnall wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Florian Forster <rrdtool at nospam.verplant.org
> > wrote:
> > I would like to open up the rrdcached client interface so it can be used
> > from non-GPL applications.

Just out of curiosity: Do you have any specific use-case in mind? Since
the client interface is compiled into librrd (which makes that combined
work subject to terms of the GPL), a user could not make use of librrd
but would rather have to include rrd_client.[ch] in her own source tree.

> > For that I would like to re-license the two files
> >
> >  src/rrd_client.h and
> >  src/rrd_client.c
> >
> > to a more permissible license. I was thinking about using the MIT
> > license or the LGPL "2.1 or later".
> >
> > As far as I see, you two are the only other copyright holders on those
> > files [0]. Would a license change be okay for you? If so, which license
> > do you prefer?

> I favor:
> 2-clause BSD

Both, the LGPL (2.1+) or (2-clause) BSD/MIT license, would be fine for
me, while I somewhat prefer a BSD style license over the LGPL.


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