Subject: file(1) licensing - was: Re: licensing flames...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ian F. Darwin <ian@DarwinSys.COM>
Date: 09/24/1998 10:24:04
I am the author of the file(1) command, and of the LEGAL.NOTICE file
that apparently torched off a big flame war on this list.
I tried to respond to the list as well as directly to Christos,
but guess what?
It would appear that somebody at NetBSD.org and/or Cygnus.com is afraid of
somebody at OpenBSD having a better idea, and is blocking email
originating from *.openbsd.org.
> ----- The following addresses had transient non-fatal errors -----
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>email@example.com... Deferred: Connection timed out with homeworld.cygnus.com.
>Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
>Will keep trying until message is 5 days old
Well, as Cygnus founder John Gilmore once said, the net interprets
censorship as damage and routes around it. So here is the message
Subject: Re: More licensing flames...
Hello y'all. Yes, the file command is [now] being
distributed with a Berkeley copyright with OpenBSD.
NetBSD should do the same; can whomever is maintaining
it there please cvs the current version from the
OpenBSD archives? A copy is appended to save you time.
$ cat src/usr.bin/file/LEGAL.NOTICE
$OpenBSD: LEGAL.NOTICE,v 1.5 1998/09/23 15:47:32 ian Exp $
Copyright (c) Ian F. Darwin 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995.
Software written by Ian F. Darwin and others;
maintained 1994-1995 Christos Zoulas.
This software is not subject to any export provision of the United States
Department of Commerce, and may be exported to any country or planet.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice immediately at the beginning of the file, without modification,
this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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must display the following acknowledgement:
This product includes software developed by Ian F. Darwin and others.
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