[Kea-users] License and

Ola Thoresen ola at nytt.no
Fri Oct 21 06:50:11 UTC 2016


IANAL, but...

You are free to do modifications to existing code, You just need to 
_share_ those modifications with your users.

You are also free to create new files - using whatever license you want 
for those files (but you still need to share the source of the 
_original- kea code with your users)

See especially Q9, Q10 and Q11 in fhe MPL-FAQ.


Rgds.

Ola Thoresen






On 20. okt. 2016 16:03, Ilya Kruglik wrote:
> Hi Marcin,
>
>
> Thanks for the clarification. I should have find read it myself perhaps.
>
>
> Apologize for not being clear from the beginning, but I'm afraid that we
> might fall under the "distribution" restriction in what you quoted
> below. The thing is that our usage of the Kea DHCP is not to be a DHCP
> server per se inside organisation, but rather be a part of our
> product/solution. it might mean that we are going to distribute it to
> our customers since dhcp server is a part of our system.
>
>
> With all that said, am I interpreting it correctly that our use case can
> violate MPL and we cannot do local modifications to the code?
>
> Are build system files treated as source code in this scenario even if
> modifications done only to get it built? What is actually considered as
> "source code" - any file in the tarball/repo? I'm not really good in
> that legal questions.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>  Ilya.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Marcin Siodelski <marcin at isc.org>
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:43:31 PM
> *To:* Ilya Kruglik; kea-users at lists.isc.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Kea-users] License and
>
> Hello Ilya,
>
> No. It doesn't violate the license. Please see the following:
>
> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0/FAQ/
>
> Specifically:
>
> "The MPL only creates obligations for you if you want to distribute the
> software outside your organization."
>
> Marcin Siodelski
> ISC
>
> On 20.10.2016 09:35, Ilya Kruglik wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> There's a known issue with cross build which even a ticket exists for, e.g.:
>>
>> http://kea.isc.org/ticket/3745
>>
>>
>> I have a question in this regard: Would it be a license violation if we
>> patch automake files (Makefile.am) locally to make it compiled in our
>> environment (Poky)?
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>>  Ilya.
>>
>>
>>
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