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Re: license request: nproc

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: license request: nproc
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:36:34 -0600
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On 05/29/2013 08:57 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> Libvirt would like to use the nproc module to determine the number of
> available processors.  This module is currently LGPLv3+, but libvirt
> would require LGPLv2+; it can be argued that since
> sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF) is provided by glibc (LGPLv2+), the real
> value in this module is merely in providing portability to a variety of
> platforms, rather than providing an algorithm that should be limited to
> newer libraries.  I'm fine with my lone contribution being relicensed as
> LGPLv2+; I'm cc'ing all other contributors:
> Bruno
> Paul
> Jim
> Giuseppe

More than a month has elapsed with no response from Bruno.  Given
consent from all other contributors, given Bruno's historical behaviors
on earlier license requests, and given that the code is ultimately
assigned to the FSF, I've gone ahead and made these changes.  Hopefully,
we won't have any complaints that I was too hasty.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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