Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/1998 00:22:12
In message <>, Greg A. Woods writes:
>However I think it's a totally bogus desire.  Anyone building a
>commercial and/or proprietary system, and hoping to get the base OS
>totally without cost is either greedy or raping NetBSD contributors, or
>both.  I'm as much of a software evangalist as anyone else, but I really
>don't think this makes any sense for a volunteer organization that seems
>to otherwise have goals of creating "open source" software.

But what would be more open than a system you can use for whatever you
want?  This is the goal I mostly have in writing free software.  I'd *like*
people to also share their work, but I'd rather they use my work, and not
share theirs, than reinvent any more wheels.