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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 05/10] qemu-ga: Add configure options to spec

From: Laszlo Ersek
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v4 05/10] qemu-ga: Add configure options to specify path to Windows/VSS SDK
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:05:27 +0200
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On 06/28/13 12:43, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 01:16:38PM +0200, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
>> On 06/06/13 17:06, Tomoki Sekiyama wrote:
>>> To enable VSS support in qemu-ga for Windows, header files included in
>>> VSS SDK are required.
>>> The VSS support is enabled by the configure option like below:
>>>   ./configure --with-vss-sdk="/path/to/VSS SDK"
>>> If the path is omitted, it tries to search the headers from default paths
>>> and VSS support is enabled only if the SDK is found.
>>> VSS support is disabled if --without-vss-sdk or --with-vss-sdk=no is
>>> specified.
>>> VSS SDK is available from:
>>>   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23490
>>> To cross-compile using mingw, you need to setup the SDK on Windows
>>> environments to extract headers. You can also extract the SDK headers on
>>> POSIX environments using scripts/extract-vss-headers and msitools.
> What is the license of the VSS SDK ?  In particular is the license
> compatible with QEMU to allow us to link to it from GPL code ?

Thanks for raising this -- I think we should first figure out what
constitutes derivative work of what in this case (according to the FSF's
interpretation). I'd like to take a passive (r/o) role in that
discussion. I'm adding Anthony to the To: list.


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