[coreboot] libpayload and LGPL code

Laurent Vivier Laurent.Vivier at bull.net
Tue Sep 23 18:04:05 CEST 2014

Le 23/09/2014 17:29, Kevin O'Connor a écrit :
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 06:35:30AM +0530, Chauhan, Himanshu wrote:
>> On Monday, September 22, 2014, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
>>> Paul Menzel wrote:
>>>> `libpayload: Add Virtio layer and storage device support`
>>> ..
>>>> Some of the files are taken from SeaBIOS and are licensed under the GNU
>>>> LGPLv3. Is that allowed/wanted to be in libpayload?
>>> I for one think it would be good to keep libpayload BSD-licensed.
>>> Chauhan, Himanshu wrote:
>>>> In that case would it make sense to put it in FILO which is GPL?
>>> Yes, I think that's a very good idea.
>> But to my understanding, it would convert FILO from GPLv2 to GPLv3. Isn't
>> it?
> The virtio code in SeaBIOS was relicensed to LGPLv3 so that it could
> be distributed with SeaBIOS.  I would reach out to the authors of that
> virtio code to see if they are okay with a different license.


for my part, I don't care of the license : you can relicense my work as
you want.


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