[etherlab-users] Etherlab Licence and software which builds against it

Mike O'Connor mike at oeg.com.au
Thu Jul 26 03:36:20 CEST 2012

On 25/07/12 8:46 PM, Florian Pose wrote:
> If you link against the master code (kernel code) itself, or use the
> master code as base for further development, your code has to be also
> GPLv2. If you link against the master's userspace library (LGPLv2), then
> your code can be under any license.
>> > I do not have a problem with this but wanted to check before publishing
>> > the code.
> If you do a derived work of GPLed code and do not respect the conditions
> of the GPL (i. e. changing the license to BSD), you will violate the
> license. Maybe the copyright holders have a problem with that. ;-)
Hi Florian

I think you took my comment about not having a problem to mean I would
republish the etherlab master code with a different licence. I would
never do this.

My comment was meant to mean that I could publish our code under what
ever licence was required to meet the needs of the code we are linking
against, but had a preference for a BSD like licence if we could. I do
not plan to put any code from any other project in our code base instead
a user of our system would need to download and build the other code
from there official sources.

Once I've worked all this out, I'll make an announcement here if that is


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