Subject: Re: copyright issue
To: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/14/1997 16:33:37
On Sat, 14 Jun 1997 16:24:29 -0700
Jason Thorpe <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I mean, the login prompt is an advertisement of the OS my system
> > running, and it's in "any medium", right? This should *not* be moved to
> > another list; this affects *everyone* using NetBSD.
> Quite honestly, now you're just being silly. Unless you have something
> serious to say, I suggest you just drop the thread.
Actually, let me put that a different way...
No reasonable interpretation of the license would consider a login
banner advertising or promotional materials.
This license does NOT affect users of NetBSD. It does affect people
who _distribute_ NetBSD, but no more than a standard Berkeley-style
license does. In fact, I'd assert that people distributing NetBSD
have _less_ worry and burden with this license, because the language
is much clearer and more explicit!
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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