[Olsr-dev] First release of IP Autoconfig daemon (PAA)

Hannes Gredler (spam-protected)
Thu Nov 29 16:06:36 CET 2007

hi roar, andreas,

this looks good - many thanks - i have one nit wrt to licencing.
the paa extensions are licensed as GPLv2 where olsrd is licensed
to BSD. it it my understanding that this is not possible as you
cannot link GPLv2 to any non GPLv2 object.

Q: would it be ok for you to change the license to something less
restrictive ?

BSD would be ideal, as it would also allow us to e.g. move in PAA code
from the plugin to the core of the olsrd.
LGPL would at least allow it to get included/linked as a plugin, however
would prohibit insourcing into the core tree.


On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 01:41:31PM +0100, Roar Bj?rgum Rotvik wrote:
| Hi all,
| The first release of the standalone PAA daemon for IP Autoconfig is now released.
| PAA was developed at Thales Norway AS.
| The original author (and master designer) of PAA was Andreas T?nnesen, the same guy that 
| started www.olsr.org. I have later made some bug fixes and enhancements.
| This daemon source code and a document describing how PAA works is available at the 
| project web-site (download section):
| http://sourceforge.net/projects/olsr-paa/
| (please note that it may take a while for the sf.net mirrors to get the new file)
| The olsr plug in for PAA is NOT in this release, I'm working on that.
| For those interested, please download the file and check out PAA-DOC inside for a 
| description on how this works.
| Please note that this is a first step and may not work very well on a really big net with 
| hundreds of nodes. It is tested with up to 10 nodes over 4 hops.
| It depends on the ability to flood messages in the net when a new node is connected, i.e. 
| the MPR mechanism. So any configuration that disallows flooding to all nodes (in a big 
| net) or fewer MPR nodes may affect how PAA works.
| Feedback and questions is welcome, please use the olsr-paa-devel mailing list for this:
| Mailman interface for subscription and archive:
| https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/olsr-paa-devel
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