[ovs-dev] InMon sFlow licence and DFSG

Neil McKee neil.mckee at inmon.com
Tue Nov 9 21:32:44 UTC 2010

I think everyone understands this now,  but just to summarize:  we believe the sFlow license (http://www.inmon.com/technology/sflowlicense.txt)  is compatible with DFSG,  but if the Debian community prefers the APL instead (http://host-sflow.sourceforge.net/license.html) then it's OK for OVS to use that instead.

We only used the APL for host-sflow because it was already OSI-approved,  it met our needs,  and we don't like paperwork.


On Nov 9, 2010, at 9:25 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 06:16:04PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 08:35:25PM -0800, Neil McKee wrote:
>>> Sorry, that's ambiguous.  I meant to say that they reference the APL
>>> *instead*.  The links to the sFlow license were removed.
>> I will sent a patch update the licence of the relevant files in the ovs tree.
> Do we know that the InMon license is not considered DFSG-free and that
> the APL is?

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