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task #11002: Submission of Lustre

Submitted by:  Evan Felix <karcaw>
Submitted on:  Tue 15 Mar 2011 09:16:59 PM UTC  
Should Start On: Tue 15 Mar 2011 12:00:00 AM UTCShould be Finished on: Fri 25 Mar 2011 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category: Project ApprovalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: CancelledPrivacy: Public
Percent Complete: 0%Assigned to: Alex Fernandez <alexfernandez>
Open/Closed: ClosedEffort: 0.00

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Thu 21 Jul 2011 05:17:23 PM UTC, comment #5:

I've also seen the "All Rights Reserved" text in free software. Upon questioning the authors (not these authors) they say that it refers to copyright. Even under copyleft, all of the rights and privileges of copyright on the work are reserved by the copyright holders.


Although it's confusing at first glance, the phrase is another a way of saying "hey, my copyrights matter", which is certainly the case for free software.

Ben Asselstine <benasselstine>
Wed 16 Mar 2011 12:06:32 AM UTC, comment #4:

Done! Thanks for your consideration.

Alex Fernandez <alexfernandez>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 15 Mar 2011 11:39:11 PM UTC, comment #3:

Please close and or put this task on hold while we discuss options and fix files.

Evan Felix <karcaw>
Tue 15 Mar 2011 11:27:36 PM UTC, comment #2:

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2011-03-15 in GNU Savannah task #11002: "Submission of Lustre".

Hello everybody.

The following is an addition to Alex remarks, not a substitution.

I noticed the misleading "All rights reserved" notice together with
"Use is subject to license terms" in some files. They're not
necessary and may be misleading; the GNU GPL header is enough. Could
you please remove them?.

Also a wording issue; would you mind to change your wording from
"Linux kernel" to something more clear?. From

[...] The expression "the Linux kernel" can easily be misunderstood
as meaning "the kernel of Linux" and implying that Linux must be
more than a kernel [It isn't]. You can avoid the possibility of
this misunderstanding by saying or writing "the kernel, Linux" or
"Linux, the kernel."

I noticed some files are under the GNU GPL 2 only; this is
problematic, for more information please see
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#VersionThreeOrLater. If
you're entitled to add the "or any later" clause please do. We can
explain the issue in more detail if you wish. If you have concerns
about "GNU GPL v3 or later", we'd be happy to address them too.

Altough not on the hosting requirements explicitly it seems like this
clause is mandatory; Sylvain (Former Savannah hacker) raised this
issue several times. I'm going to write savannah-hackers-public for a

Regards and thanks for your interest in free software.
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Mario Castelán Castro <marioxcc>
Project Member
Tue 15 Mar 2011 09:49:51 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Evan,

I am reviewing your submission on behalf of Savannah.

There are a few issues with your submission:

  • The README file should state clearly the license of the package.
  • I have noticed that most scripts (e.g. lustre/utils/automatic-reconnect-sample, lustre/utils/llanalyze) do not contain the required license header. All files in the package need to contain the GNU license header; an exception can be made for files under 10 lines, or which are clearly non-copyrighteable in nature. Please see the GPL howto for more information.

Also, I need more information than usual to make a correct evaluation; the ChangeLog is too terse. What is the legal status of the package as a whole? Who are the copyright holders? I gather the copyrights of the project lie with Oracle; do they approve of the hosting here, or is this a fork? Sorry to go beyond the usual review, but this situation could also be a bit unusual.

Can you provide an updated tarball so we can continue with the review process? Thanks!

Alex Fernandez <alexfernandez>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 15 Mar 2011 09:16:59 PM UTC, original submission:

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

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While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Lustre
  • System Name: lustre
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


A Large Scale Parallel Filesystem

Other Software Required:

Linux Kernel: GPL kernel.org

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Evan Felix <karcaw>


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