Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/1997 08:42:46
> On Sun, 15 Jun 97 21:42:53 -0600,
> Greg Oster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > email@example.com writes:
> > >
> > > A couple of points: by my reading of the license, you only have to do
> > > this if your standard UUCP setup includes Chris's software. In other
> > > words, right now at least, runs on an Alpha.
> > Have a boo at the copyright in /src/sys/arch/i386/i386/mainbus.c
> > in -current. And at /src/dev/pci/pci.c and /src/dev/pci/ppb.c.
> This gives you a pretty good idea where to start...:
> find /usr/src -type f -print | xargs grep -lw cgd
I didn't even get that fancy for a first cut:
grep "Christopher G. Demetriou for the NetBSD Project" */* */* */*/*
from /usr/src/sys proved sufficient for a start...
> > i386 users must be concerned about this license, as must folks with
> > a PCI bus in their machine... (Which is why I believe this thread is
> > not noise -- when the usage license changes for a piece of software
> > you use every day, you need to be concerend about all the
> > implications)
> Excuse me but "the usage license changes"? I thought it affected only
> the redistributors.
The license says (in part):
* You may use, copy, modify and redistribute this Software without
* charge, in either source code form, binary form, or both, on the
* following conditions:
Note the word "use"...
> > Can a login banner be construed as "informational material of any kind"?
> Someone (I think Jason) said clearly no.
> No reasonable interpretation of the license would consider a login
> banner advertising or promotional materials.
That says nothing about "informational materials".
> > How about an email to a friend indicating I'm running NetBSD?
> I'm starting to wonder whether or not you've bothered to read his
> license at all.
Maybe I'm not the only one who should read it over again (see above).
(no need to get snippy -- this thread already has enough of that :-( )
Like I said before: I'd sure like to think that this new license is better,
but so far I'm not convinced.
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University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA