[DRBD-user] Testing new DRBD9 dedicated repo for PVE

Enrica Ruedin e.ruedin at guggach.com
Wed Jan 4 10:12:52 CET 2017

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Hi Roland

I really don't want to blame Linbit or Proxmox and I understand you that you have to protect against some vendors. I hope that Proxmox responsibles are reading all these mails here. I know that it was Proxmox's decision to remove all with DRBD9. But why? I think they don't want to risk violating your new license.

If you have a good understanding with Proxmox and vice versa, I really hope that you work together. I want to encourage both companies to clarify all uncertainlies. It's better for PVE/DRBD's future development.

Thank you very much.

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com] Im Auftrag von Roland Kammerer
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 4. Januar 2017 09:33
An: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com
Betreff: Re: [DRBD-user] Testing new DRBD9 dedicated repo for PVE

On Tue, Jan 03, 2017 at 10:38:38AM +0000, Enrica Ruedin wrote:
> I can't understand Linbit to change license in such a way that PVE 
> Proxmox has to remove their support completely. This unnecessary 
> change leads to confusion.

But you do understand that we also eat and like to have a roof over our heads? Hey, the Aparthotel Guggach Hotel from which domain you wrote looks nice, that could solve one problem! ;-)

In the end the license - and sure IANAL - is a "do whatever you like, but don't interfere with LINBIT's support business". IMO that's it. This was not a move against Proxmox at all, there are other vendors not playing nice... Just writing that because on the ML I have the impression that there is some kind of "Proxmox vs. LINBIT". It isn't.

For the "has to remove [...] completely": Puh, dangerous territory to comment on, but that was the decision of Proxmox. They have all the right to do that! No blaming, no nothing. There are other projects/companies that took another road and still ship, integrate, or use drbdmanage with the current license.

Regards, rck
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