Virtio drivers and licensing
bissont at mac.com
Thu Feb 17 11:42:05 PST 2011
A couple of you have asked why the virtio-net drivers ported from
FreeBSD disappeared from gitorious. I ended up communicating with the
author of those drivers. He informed me that there is no license on that
code, which means "look but don't touch".
He said that he can't give a BSD license to that code right now.
Apparently he jumped the gun in posting that code to the FreeBSD mailing
list. I don't want to deal with any legal issues so I just pulled the
code from gitourious.
The ported NetBSD block driver are still on gitorious (nice BSD
license...), but as a result of this, I've lost some steam in porting
the net driver.
Sorry for the confusion.
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