legality infoblox appliance
ewilts at ewilts.org
Mon Jan 30 13:50:55 CET 2006
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 09:10:40AM +0100, Sebastian S wrote:
> I recently followed a small talk about the appliance Infoblox
> (a dhcp/dns/etc appliance) and talked to one of their technical people
> since this product was running linux and I was wondering about the
> source code...
> now he claimed that since they didn't -add- anything to the kernel
> source, but only removed code from it, they didn't have to provide any
> source code for this. But as far as I know it's about changes to the
> code, not additions.
If you distribute the binaries, you must make the source available. It
doesn't matter if you change the source or not.
> they don't provide any code as of yet, but since atleast some of their
> customers require legality, they seem to be willing.
They should be more willing than vendors who change the kernel. After
all, Infoblox isn't exposing any propietary information by making the
kernel source available.
More interesting, though, is not just the kernel source but the source
to their dhcp and dns applications. Those are under the BSD license and
I don't know much about that - I don't think they're required to make
FWIW, we're an Infoblox customer and the vendor has been quite good to
work with. We haven't asked for kernel source.
Ed Wilts, RHCE
Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org
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