Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:20 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "This guest whitepaper explains how a hypervisor can be used to leverage GPL software while isolating it from proprietary code, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the GPL. It was written by a TRANGO Virtual Processors product manager, and uses that company's hypervisor as an example."
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almost like free ...
by vermaden on Wed 29th Aug 2007 03:27 UTC
vermaden
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2006-11-18

I always found funny about Linux and its "free" GPL2 license, in how many ways people try to avoid its rules to have freedom of choise, userland fusefs for example.

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RE: almost like free ...
by hyriand on Wed 29th Aug 2007 08:34 in reply to "almost like free ..."
hyriand Member since:
2006-04-03

The FUSE system wasn't created to avoid licensing issues. It was created to allow easy development of portable and complex filesystems in userspace.

You're right to notice that it allows to work around licensing limitations though (f.e. ZFS on FUSE).

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RE[2]: almost like free ...
by kaiwai on Wed 29th Aug 2007 09:35 in reply to "RE: almost like free ..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I know this is off topic but with FUSE, is it possible to use a file system that uses fuse, to run an operating system off it? the reason I ask is it would be a great way to modular-a-lise Linux kernel.

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