Subject: Re: Licensing constraints...?????
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Paul Boven <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/1997 12:42:23
Hi everyone,

> On Thu, 28 Aug 1997 00:45:21 -0700 (PDT)  William Coldwell wrote:
> > To the best of my knowledge, this issue has been resolved, and anonymous
> > ftp access has been restored.  CTM access has been revoked though, as this
> > violates licensing terms of many of the contributors to NetBSD.
> It has been *claimed* that a CTM distribution of the NetBSD source
> tree violates some of the license terms of files in that tree.
> The legal merit of that claim is unclear, however Bill's swift
> action to avoid potential legal entanglements and to preserve the
> co-operative spirit of NetBSD development is to be commended.

> For my part (as the person setting up the embryonic service) the
> decision to discontinue it is taken without prejudice, solely as
> a gesture of goodwill to the developer* who approached the NetBSD
> Core Team about the CTM distribution.

Just out of curiosity: What does CTM mean?
Paul Boven, <>  PE1NUT  QRV 145.575 JO32KF
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