Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/12/1997 16:18:39

>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Hudson <> writes:
    Greg> This is the part that really bothers me.  You've put a
    Greg> fairly onerous restriction on distributors of your code,

  Only for distributors that were violating the original spirit of the
BSD copyright. 
  If you were giving appropriate credit, then you can still do
whatever you like.

    Greg> irritated you.  That really smacks of proprietary software
    Greg> ("you can distribute this code without jumping through lots
    Greg> of hoops if I say you can"), and I'm rather disappointed
    Greg> that core was willing to accept code with your new license
    Greg> on it.

    Greg> Oh well.  You win some, you lose some.

  As someone who tried to get marketing and documentation of a
firewall vendor to properly give credit to the right people at the
right places, a stronger copyright would have made it easier for me to
get my people to do the right thing.

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   Michael Richardson | on contract with DataFellows F-Secure IPSec
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