[PVE-User] drbdmanage License change

Marco M. Gabriel marcomgabriel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 15:27:11 CET 2016


How does this affect existing Proxmox VE 4.x / DRBD9 setups?

Does "removing the storage driver" mean, that there is no DRBD kernel
module available from next release oder is it just the manageability due to
removal of drbdmanage?

thanks for clarification,
Marco


Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com> schrieb am Do., 17. Nov. 2016 um
10:07 Uhr:

> Hi all,
>
> We just want to inform you that Linbit changed the License
> for their 'drbdmanage' toolkit.
>
> The commit messages says ("Philipp Reisner"):
> ------------------
> basically we do not want that others (who have not contributed to the
> development) act as parasites in our support business
> ------------------
>
> The commit is here:
>
>
> http://git.drbd.org/drbdmanage.git/commitdiff/441dc6a96b0bc6a08d2469fa5a82d97fc08e8ec1
>
>
> The new License contains the following clause (3.4b):
>
> ------------------
> 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).
> ------------------
>
> 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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