9. Special considerations

9.1. Licensing

Whenever possible, resource agent contributors are encouraged to use the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 and later, for any new resource agents. The shell functions library does not strictly mandate this, however, as it is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 2.1 and later (so it can be used by non-GPL agents).

The resource agent must explicitly state its own license in the agent source code.