[ANNOUNCE] upstart 0.5.2 released

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Thu Jun 18 11:33:12 BST 2009

On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 10:06 +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> > If you had standalone tools/command or utility programs that don't talk
> > to each other, I suspect it would have been ok.
> > 
> > Upstart is one of those applications that everyone in the system needs
> > to communicate via D-Bus messaging where the Message API is defined by a
> > GPLv3 application in this case Upstart. 
> > 
> The Upstart D-Bus interface is very much intended to be a public
> interface that any software may use without licence contamination.  The
> D-Bus protocol is an official freedesktop.org standard, and the Upstart
> interface is published and documented over that protocol according to
> the standard.
> This is a long way from "intimate" (the old IPC interface 0.3 uses could
> be described as intimate, and one of the reasons it was dropped was to
> avoid this issue).
> If this needs specific addressing, I could add a comment to the
> dbus/*.xml (which define the interfaces) explicitly stating that
> software may freely use these interfaces.
Since it seems to make sense to do so anyway, I have made this change

It also makes sense to me that people should be able to copy these files
into their tree to generate bindings based from them, so I've placed
them under a permissive licence.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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