On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM David Sterba <dste...@suse.cz> wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 12:53:00PM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote: > > This is https://bugs.debian.org/985400 > > > > ----- Forwarded message from Claudius Heine <c...@denx.de> ----- > > > > Dear Maintainer, > > > > I looked into the licenses of the btrfs-progs project and found that the > > libbtrfsutils library is licensed under LGPL-3.0-or-later  > > > > The `copyright` file does not show this this. > > > > IANAL, but I think since `btrfs` (under GPL-2.0-only ) links to > > `libbtrfsutil` > > statically this might cause a license conflict. See . This would be the > > part > > that might require upstream fixing. > > Thanks for bringing it up. > > >  > > https://github.com/kdave/btrfs-progs/blob/master/libbtrfsutil/btrfsutil.h > >  https://github.com/kdave/btrfs-progs/blob/master/btrfs.c > >  http://gplv3.fsf.org/dd3-faq#gpl-compat-matrix > > As explained in that link > > "Use a library" means that you're not copying any source directly, but > instead interacting with it through linking, importing, or other > typical mechanisms that bind the sources together when you compile or > run the code. > > the static link applies and the licenses do not allow that. So what are > the options: > > - relicense libbtrfsutil to LGPL v2.1 or later > - relicense libbtrfsutil to LGPL v2.1 only > > There was another request to relicense it > https://lore.kernel.org/linux-btrfs/b927ca28-e280-4d79-184f-b72867dbd...@denx.de/ > > I'm not aware of any objections to relicensing, it hasn't happend in > 5.11 due to time reasons but I think 5.12 is feasible. > > If there's anybody willing to drive the process please let me know. The > mpv project did relicensing as well and we can draw some inspiration > from there https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/2033 . It took them > like 5 years but the number of contributors we'd need to ask is small and > most of them are known so it should not take more than a month.
Relicensing request has been sent to the mailing list: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-btrfs/20210317200144.1067314-1-ngo...@fedoraproject.org/T/ -- 真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!