[ovs-dev] InMon sFlow licence and DFSG

Simon Horman horms at verge.net.au
Wed Nov 10 21:50:55 UTC 2010

My position is that if either the sFlow license or the APL license
are DFSG compatible then we can use either or both.
However, its not entirely clear to me that either of these
licenses are DFSG compatible or not. I think it is time
to get an opinion from debian-legal.

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 01:32:44PM -0800, Neil McKee wrote:
> 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.
> Neil
> 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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