Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/17/1998 20:22:24
On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:

:  * 3. Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on
:  *    how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any
:  *    accompanying software that uses the DB software.  The source code

This doesn't work for libc, which may be derived into an environment free of
GPL'd software.

You're free to install DB 2.x yourself; however, we have DB 1.85 in libc,
and rather need to keep it now for binary compatibility.

Now, adding a "libdb" to the source tree may be feasible later in the
future, if it seems gainful....

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.