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task #9025: Submission of GiVMi

Submitted by:  Adrien Gatet <adrien_gatet>
Submitted on:  Mon 19 Jan 2009 06:38:00 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 19 Jan 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 29 Jan 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sun 15 Mar 2009 05:36:24 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Timeout--closing this submission.

Feel free to resubmit your project later when you have more time
to deal with the registration issues.


Sebastian Gerhardt <sgerhardt>
Thu 29 Jan 2009 06:28:57 AM UTC, comment #2: 

> on using the OpenSSL dependency, you must place this exception in
> license notice as well:

If the project license is GPLv3, the format of the exception should be according to http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs, to take advantage of the new mechanism for granting additional permissions.

Yavor Doganov <yavor>
Project Member
Thu 29 Jan 2009 01:02:23 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Sorry for the delay. It would be best that you add the license notice and copyright notice, before I accept the project.

So first problem with this project is that it depends upon OpenSSL. The OpenSSL license is incompatible with the GPL. I cannot accept a project that has a dependency on an incompatible library unless an exception is placed in the submitting project's license notice.

I would like you to reconsider replacing the OpenSSL dependency with the dependency gnutls, nss, or other gpl compatible library. gtk-vnc already has this dependency. You could also replace python-openssl with python-gnutls.

It appears that you are submitting this project under the GPL v3, so I recommend following this guide to place license notice in all of your source files:


In addition if you do plan on using the OpenSSL dependency, you must place this exception in license notice as well:

This program is released under the GPL with the additional exemption that compiling, linking, and/or using OpenSSL is allowed.

-Deleted Account- <nicalvaro>
Mon 19 Jan 2009 06:38:00 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.

Registration Administration

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: GiVMi
  • System Name:  givmi
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


GiVMi is Virtual Machines infrastructure
- software is writen in python and code is (or will be) documented
- uses qemu (or kvm) as virtual machine software
- manages virtual machines on one or more physical machines
- adds a security layer user-based (there's virtually no admin, just quota limitations that can be share)
- connections are encrypted with tls1 and authentication uses x509v1 certificates (final users can also use login/pass authentication).
- three clients are (or will be) available : console-based, gtk and www (php)
- this is a work in progress but a first release should be ready in current year (2009)

Other Software Required:

qemu or kvm
OpenSSL, pyOpenSSL

Other Comments:

Project is currently hosted by sourceforge.net but their policy is not my cup of tea.
License headers and copyright notices are not yet included everywhere but it will be done for first release.
GiVMi is an educational project : each year a group of students of IUT Informatique (University of Limoges, France) works two months on a part of the code.

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Adrien Gatet <adrien_gatet>


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