[vbox-dev] kbuild and virtualbox license issues
Knut St. Osmundsen
knut.osmundsen at oracle.com
Wed Sep 7 14:38:34 UTC 2016
The file in question is NOT included in any program. As the 'tst-'
prefix indicates, it's a testcase. It's purpose is triggering a SIGSEGV
scenario in the preprocessor pass of cl.exe. I'll move it to a 'tests'
subdirectory with a separate COPYING file to make it clearer.
Kind Regards, bird.
On 2016-09-07 10:00 AM, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Hi VirtualBox Developers!
> (feel free to forward to kbuild folks, I don't remember/know how to reach them)
> Seems that the current kbuild source contains some GPL-2 only code, that comes from
> virtualbox and oracle guys
> a GPL-3+ licensed program, can't include GPL-2 only software.
> One of the files is:
> + * Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Oracle Corporation
> + *
> + * This file is part of VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE), as
> + * available from http://www.virtualbox.org. This file is free software;
> + * you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
> + * General Public License (GPL) as published by the Free Software
> + * Foundation, in version 2 as it comes in the "COPYING" file of the
> + * VirtualBox OSE distribution. VirtualBox OSE is distributed in the
> + * hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY of any kind.
> + *
> + * The contents of this file may alternatively be used under the terms
> + * of the Common Development and Distribution License Version 1.0
> + * (CDDL) only, as it comes in the "COPYING.CDDL" file of the
> + * VirtualBox OSE distribution, in which case the provisions of the
> + * CDDL are applicable instead of those of the GPL.
> + *
> + * You may elect to license modified versions of this file under the
> + * terms and conditions of either the GPL or the CDDL or both.
> + */
> can you please remove it, or change the license?
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