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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] [mpich-core] hwloc-1.6.x tainted with GPL?
From: Pavan Balaji (balaji_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-09-06 10:50:14


Aha! I was never happier to be wrong. :-) Woohoo!

Thanks for the clarification.

FWIW, I said that you guys have LGPL-2.1 code, so technically it's still correct ;-). But I blame Fortran for this oversight.

 -- Pavan

On Sep 6, 2013, at 9:41 AM, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2013, at 10:30 AM, Pavan Balaji <balaji_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
>> The mpich-3.0.x series was released with hwloc-1.6.x. One our of partners just brought it to our attention that this version of hwloc has LGPL-2.1 code in src/libltdl.
>
> Because GPL violations are quite serious, I want to be totally clear: ***your statement is totally incorrect***.
>
> libltdl distributed in hwloc is not LGPL.
>
> I cite the comments in src/libltdl/ltdl.h:
>
> -----
> As a special exception to the GNU Lesser General Public License,
> if you distribute this file as part of a program or library that
> is built using GNU Libtool, you may include this file under the
> same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.
> -----
>
> This special exception is included in every single file under src/libltdl except README and COPYING.LIB.
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> jsquyres_at_[hidden]
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>

--
Pavan Balaji
http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~balaji