Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/19/1998 01:38:54
[ On Sat, September 19, 1998 at 00:32:29 (-0400), Charles M. Hannum wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Sleepycat Software DB 2.x library licensing vs. NetBSD
> > Besides, just who do the NetBSD volunteers want to support anyway? More
> > big corporate entities creating proprietary software, or people like
> > themselves who are interested in keeping source code open and free?
> Who said that was our goal? Please don't ascribe your political goals
> to everyone else. It is not *my* goal to force people to make their
> own modifications `open and free', or anything else.
I was only referring to the portion of this document:
which says, in part:
[....] However, because the people working on the NetBSD Project
are committed to providing a free operating system, [....]
Perhaps further clarification should be made to that document to define
the term "free", esp. if it does not mean, in part, "freely available,
freely redistributable, and freely modifiable source code".
Greg A. Woods
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