[OpenStack Foundation] [magnum] Seek advices for a licence issue

Hongbin Lu hongbin.lu at huawei.com
Sat Apr 9 15:02:03 UTC 2016

Hi all,

A brief introduction to myself. I am the Magnum Project Team Lead (PTL). Magnum is the OpenStack container service. I wrote this email because the Magnum team is seeking clarification for a licence issue for shipping third-party software (DCOS [1] in particular) and I was advised to consult OpenStack Board of Directors in this regards.

Before getting into the question, I think it is better to provide some backgroup information. A feature provided by Magnum is to provision container management tool on top of a set of Nova instances. One of the container management tool Magnum supports is Apache Mesos [2]. Generally speaking, Magnum ships Mesos by providing a custom cloud image with the necessary packages pre-installed. So far, all the shipped components are open source with appropriate license, so we are good so far.

Recently, one of our contributors suggested to extend the Mesos support to DCOS [3]. The Magnum team is unclear if there is a license issue for shipping DCOS, which looks like a close-source product but has community version in Amazon Web Services [4]. I want to know what are the appropriate actions Magnum team should take in this pursuit, or we should stop pursuing this direction further? Advices are greatly appreciated. Please let us know if we need to provide further information. Thanks.

[1] https://docs.mesosphere.com/
[2] http://mesos.apache.org/
[3] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/magnum/+spec/mesos-dcos
[4] https://docs.mesosphere.com/administration/installing/installing-community-edition/

Best regards,

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