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From: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:30:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo by Alan McKinnon
1 On 2013-08-28 7:12 AM, Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Whether the code is compile in or a module makes no difference wrt
3 > licenses as far as I know.
4 >
5 > There's no limitation on*running* the code, you can fetch and patch and
6 > edit and compile and run all you want and have it on as many of your (or
7 > the company's) machines as you want - neither license interferes with
8 > your right to do that.
9 >
10 > You may not redistribute the code though.
12 So, can you answer me this...
14 Why would there be a problem if someone decided to create a 3rd party
15 overlay *not* part of the official gentoo portage tree that contained
16 *only* the zfs stuff, and when this overlay was installed combined with
17 a zfs keyword for the kernel, portage would then pull in the required
18 files, and automagically build a kernel with an up to date version of
19 zfs properly and fully integrated?
21 Would this not work, *and* have no problems with licensing?


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Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>