Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/1998 19:50:18
>[ On Thu, September 17, 1998 at 16:25:33 (-0600), Justin T. Gibbs wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
>> My understanding is that the license is the way it is so that Keith
>> can recoup the development cost of DB2. Perhaps a better approach
>> would be to see what that figure is and see if the free user community
>> could drum up the cash to have the license changed.
>If that's the case then it's a very strange copyright license indeed.
Not at all. It means that a commercial user will likely pay him to
get a different, more palatable, license on the code.