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    SubjectRe: [lvm-devel] [ANNOUNCE] LVM reimplementation ready for beta testing
    On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 02:54:08PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
    > On Jan 30, 2002 20:22 +0000, Joe Thornber wrote:
    > > Sistina is pleased to announce that the LVM2 software is ready for
    > > beta testing.
    > >
    > > This is a complete reimplementation of the existing LVM system, both
    > > driver and userland tools.
    > What is the current and future licensing of the LVM2 code? Given the
    > GFS events, I think people will be hesitant to accept an all-Sistina
    > reimplementation of LVM.

    LVM2 is GPL/LGPL-licensed - just like the original version of LVM.
    This means the whole Linux community benefits from this aspect of
    Sistina's work. The device-mapper and LVM2 packages will *always* be

    As those who have been following LVM development closely will be aware,
    the decision to rewrite was taken for sound technical - not licensing -
    reasons, and of course we welcome and encourage contributions to LVM2
    from outside Sistina.

    - Joe
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