[vbox-dev] Haiku operating system guest additions.
ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com
Mon Sep 12 09:23:50 PDT 2011
On 09/12/11 05:47 PM, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> On 12.09.2011 17:38, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
>> On 07.09.2011 12:55, François Revol wrote:
>>> Le 07/09/2011 11:22, Ramshankar a écrit :
>>>> On 09/ 6/11 09:52 PM, Mike Smith wrote:
>>>>>> I'm sure Mike will be ok as well, he'll probably reply to this
>>>>> Hi, everyone. (Sorry I'm late, I was in class when this discussion
>>>>>> The work should be MIT-licensed.
>>>>> I'm not attached to any specific license; MIT is fine. Should I add
>>>>> copyright/license headers to the files that don't have them?
>>>> Yes we require MIT; take a look at
>>>> src/VBox/HostDrivers/VBoxNetFlt/freebsd/VBoxNetFlt-freebsd.c or
>>>> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/MIT%20license and use it as a template.
>>> Actually, as we discussed it on IRC, the only issue left is about files
>>> which I originally copied from other platforms that had the GPL licence
>>> headers (or maybe even the header that I copied to other files to match
>>> the rest) before the (non)OSE merge. But since Oracle retains copyright
>>> on those files it should be ok anyway.
>> Sorry, this isn't quite accurate. We can't routinely accept
>> contributions which are covered by GPL.
> It was pointed out to me that I probably read too much into "which I
> originally copied from other platforms that had the GPL licence
> headers"... if the source of this code is VirtualBox you can forget
> about all my concerns below. In this case it's not a problem.
>> Copying code (formally a single line is enough, even if you modify it)
>> from projects under GPL means that the result cannot have any other
>> license, and that's a problem for us. We need to be able to relicense
>> our code to OEM customers.
>> The consequence of having "GPL only" parts in the VirtualBox tree is
>> that it will NEVER be part of the VirtualBox release packages built by
>> Oracle. See the VNC support...
I'm a little confused François, which files are these again?
Like I mentioned on IRC, at this point we can take a look at the guest
additions support for Haiku (+ kBuild changes required).
The host support for now (which is what I presume you worked on) will
have to wait until it's more complete.
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