[CentOS-devel] [EXT] Re: RFC: kmods SIG Proposal

Fri May 21 10:36:16 UTC 2021
Alex Iribarren <alex.m.lists3 at gmail.com>


On 5/20/21 8:33 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
>>>>> I'm a bit concerned that "non compatible license" is a bit vague.
>>>>> Would this exclude DRBD, ZFS on Linux, OpenAFS, or nVidia?  The nVidia
>>>>> bits seem to be 'yes, it is excluded', I'm less sure on the other two.
>>>> Concerning your examples: Afaik the CDDL (ZFS) is considered a free
>>>> software license by the FSF. So I assume this should be fine.
>>>> The nVidia bits are probably not allowed.
>>> OpenZFS has not been allowed per Red Hat Legal, so I don't think you
>>> can do that.
>> Well, as I said: I'm not a lawyer :)
>> But good to know, thanks!
>> Does this mean that legally the same restrictions that apply to getting
>> a package into RHEL also apply to packages provided by a CentOS SIG?
> Yes.

Do you know if OpenAFS would also be excluded from this SIG? We 
currently build the kmods ourselves for each kernel release but we would 
love to be able to push that upstream.