Subject: Re: copyright issue
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1997 16:33:37
On Sat, 14 Jun 1997 16:24:29 -0700 
 Jason Thorpe <> 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!

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