Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/1997 18:48:28
On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

> > copyright is very good for Chris's benefit, yes.  But does that
> > personal gain for Chris come at the Project's expense?
> It helps the project because it makes Chris continue to be willing to
> contribute software.   Chris contributing software is a good thing.
> People making Chris unhappy about contributing software is a bad
> thing.

And if Chris wanted to submit GPL'ed code?  It is not enough that the
terms on this code make Chris happy.  They must also not be contrary to
the goals of the NetBSD project.  I am also quite concerned that no
announcement was made before what I consider a pretty drastic revision
of the terms under which our code is available.

> > I want it to be easy for them to use.  I don't want to
make them > > "jump through hoops" to use it.
> Nobody wants this.   It's too bad a few bad actors have made it
> necessary.

Perhaps the necessity of this action is something which should have been
submitted to a more open discussion?

				Jim Wise