[ltt-dev] lttng-ust: Inconsistent license info in manual and source code?
nils.carlson at ericsson.com
Thu Sep 30 06:21:09 EDT 2010
On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, Cui, Dexuan wrote:
> Cui, Dexuan wrote:
>> Pierre-Marc Fournier wrote:
>>> On 08/12/2010 11:51 PM, Cui, Dexuan wrote:
>>>> Hi, in the latest release 0.5 of lttng-ust
>>>> (http://lttng.org/files/ust/releases/ust-0.5.tar.gz), I found in the
>>>> source directory, doc/manual/ust.html says ustctl/libustcmd/ustd are
>>>> licensed as GPL v2, but the source codes of ustctl/libustcmd/ustd
>>>> have a LGPLv2.1+ header. I checked
>>>> git://git.dorsal.polymtl.ca/git/ust.git and it has the same issue.
>>>> Could somebody please clarify the inconsistency? Thanks!
>>> The licenses in the file have priority. The manual needs to be
>> Thanks a lot for the quick clarification! :-)
> Hi, today I checked the release of 0.7 and the latest's ust.git. Looks this inconsistency in manual and source cde is still there?
> Do we have a plan to fix it?
> And, the COPYING only mentions "GPLv2 or any later version", but doesn't mention LGPL at all.
> And, the files in ust.git/snprintf/ has a BSD license header.
> So, what's the "overall" license of lttng-ust -- "LGPL2.1+ & BSD"?
LPGPL2.1 for the library parts.
LGPL is more restrictive than BSD so only the specifically BSD licensed
parts may be used under a BSD license.
I can try to fix the license text in the coming release.
> Could you please clarify my questions? Thanks very much!
> -- Dexuan
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