Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
To: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/17/1998 13:54:56
On Thu, 17 Sep 1998 16:48:03 -0400
Ken Hornstein <email@example.com> wrote:
> In other words, vendors could use DB2 inside of krb5 and it would be
> free for them. They couldn't take that DB2 outside of krb5 and use it
> for other things. Nobody from MIT replied to him, so I don't know if
> it was unacceptable or just people being lame. This seems like it
> might be okay for NetBSD, but maybe it wouldn't; I'm not sure.
No, it wouldn't, because it would place restrictions on the use of
the NetBSD code base, which is fundamentally incompatible with the
goals of the NetBSD project.
> Keith Bostic seems like a reasonable fellow; could we at least _ASK_
> him first? The worst thing he could do would be tell us to go to hell,
> and we'd be no worse off than before.
We have _already_ discussed it at length w/ Keith (I agree; Keith is
a very nice, reasonable guy), but it just happened that the NetBSD
project and Keith had a fundamental disagreement on this particular
issue. *shrug* It happens.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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