gdbm license change

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Nov 14 19:21:52 UTC 2011


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:57:20PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-11-14 at 18:18 +0100, Honza Horak wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > GNU database indexing library (gdbm) has changed its license to GPLv3+.
> 
> A quick scan says this affects:

> libguestfs (LGPLv2+)

The LGPLv2+ libguestfs.so library does not link to libgdbm.so. So AFAICT,
the libgdbm.so dependancy in the libguestfs RPM is solely for the generated
appliance image which runs in the QEMU guest, and thus has no bearing on
the libguestfs.so license.

CC'ing rjones to confirm.

Regards,
Daniel
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