Subject: Re: sendmail licensing again
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/1998 18:09:04
On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:

: Why can't those those that need to pick out and make available a
: complete set of all the GPL'ed code, for example, do something similar
: to this:
: 	pax -wzf gpl-src.tar.gz $(cat gpl-src.list)

: The only "hard" part is keeping the list up to date, but if my other
: suggestion were implemented then the list could be generated
: automatically.

Uh, why would someone care to go through this trouble at all, if we can make
the list for them, in a way that tends to maintain itself?

The gnu/ build procedure is actually very simple; it looks just like the
rest of the system.  We just have the software segregated so that you can
pluck the GPL'd stuff in a very short, consistent command:

tar cf gnusrc.tar src/gnu

Going through hoops of maintaining a list and telling people how to use that
list to pluck the appropriate software violates KISS.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.