[ClusterLabs Developers] License for fence-agents

Andrew Beekhof andrew at beekhof.net
Tue Jan 5 18:30:21 EST 2016

> On 6 Jan 2016, at 10:18 AM, <ollie at yahoo.com> <ollie at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am curious to know why GPL was chosen as the license for fence-agents, and other ClusterLabs open-source works. As a follow-up question, was the Apache v3 license considered, and if so why was it not chosen?

I think you’ll find that the apache licenses didn’t exist at the point GPL was chosen

> I am working with another open-source project that would like to use fence-agents but the GPL license does not play well with our Apache v3 license.

I don’t see why, you should be able to call GPL “binaries” without being infected.

> My ideal solution would be to have fence-agents move to Apache v3, but I know that's asking a lot.

I’d be surprised if this happened but don’t have a strong opinion one way or the other.

> Thanks!
> -Ollie
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