[PVE-User] drbdmanage License change

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Thu Nov 17 10:07:06 CET 2016


Hi all,

We just want to inform you that Linbit changed the License
for their 'drbdmanage' toolkit.

The commit messages says ("Philipp Reisner"):
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basically we do not want that others (who have not contributed to the
development) act as parasites in our support business
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The commit is here:

http://git.drbd.org/drbdmanage.git/commitdiff/441dc6a96b0bc6a08d2469fa5a82d97fc08e8ec1


The new License contains the following clause (3.4b):

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3.4) Without prior written consent of LICENSOR or an authorized partner,
 LICENSEE is not allowed to:

b) provide commercial turn-key solutions based on the LICENSED SOFTWARE or
 commercial services for the LICENSED SOFTWARE or its modifications to any
 third party (e.g. software support or trainings).
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So we are basically forced to remove the package from our repository. We will
also remove the included storage driver to make sure that we and our
customers do not violate that license.

Please contact Linbit if you want to use drbdmanage in future. They may 
provide all necessary packages.



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