[vbox-dev] Patch to support installation on non-Sun/Oracle Solaris hosts

Jim Klimov jim at cos.ru
Wed Jun 24 14:52:32 UTC 2015


 Hello Ramshankar,

>  I'll take a look at the patch, but releasing it as you did originally under the MIT license
 > rather than GPLv2 is what would be suitable for us to merge right away.
> 
>  Let me know if this is possible.


 Yes, sure. There was a bit of logical conflict between

 1) VirtualBox site suggestions of releasing patches under MIT license, and

 2) Changing an original file (under GPLv2) should generally not change the existing license.

 Anyhow, the March brew of the patch was explicitly under MIT, and today's fix for OI Hipster changes is also trivial (beside examples in comments, it amounts to under a dozen symbols in the sed expression).

 I don't have a strong opinion about picking either of the licenses, but I do have a strong desire to upstream these fixes rather than maintain them separately and apply on every upgrade ;) So if this requires reinstating the MIT license for the patch file - perfectly fine with me, consider it being so. Should I change the GitHub wording as well?

 FYI, make sure to take a look at the most recent state on GitHub - I fixed the patch to apply to 5.0rc1 as well as 4.3.28, a few minutes ago.

 Thanks,
 Jim Klimov



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От: Ramshankar <ramshankar.venkataraman at oracle.com>
Дата: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 16:15
Тема: Re: [vbox-dev] Patch to support installation on non-Sun/Oracle Solaris hosts
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> Hi,
> 
>  I'll take a look at the patch, but releasing it as you did originally under the MIT license rather than GPLv2 is what would be suitable for us to merge right away.
> 
>  Let me know if this is possible.
> 
>  Regards,
>  Ram.
> 
> 
>  On 06/24/15 12:44 PM, Jim Klimov wrote:


>  Hello all, >  >  Earlier in March I posted a patch that fixes installation of VirtualBox on non-Oracle Solaris hosts (e.g. OpenIndiana and OmniOS). Lest it be lost in the list archives, I moved the patch (now licensed as GPLv2 to match VirtualBox licensing) and an accompanying README to GitHub: https://github.com/jimklimov/vboxconfig_sh >  >  Feel free to add the changes into the upstream distribution, so such hackery won't be needed ;) >  >  Thanks,  >  Jim Klimov >  > 


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