Subject: Re: sendmail licensing again
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/1998 17:01:47
Greg A. Woods writes:
> [ On Thu, December 10, 1998 at 12:34:13 (-0500), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: sendmail licensing again
> >
> > On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > 
> > : I think that segregating code into separate areas just because of
> > : licensing restrictions, especially if those restrictions are as
> > : innocuous to the non-commercial "user", is rather silly and pointless
> > : exercise.
> > 
> > It's not ridiculous.  As far as `real' GPLed software is concerned, it's
> > pretty necessary.
> Sure it is.
> 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:

Greg, you aren't doing any of the work. We are. We chose a long time
ago to put the gpl'ed code in /usr/src/gnu. Thus far, this has caused
no pain to anyone. The only pain this decision has ever caused, in
fact, is dealing with this pointless flame war.

We aren't going to move from the current policy because there is no
point in doing so. The current model works fine. I suspect sendmail
8.9.1 will probably go into /usr/src/gnu at some point, and if this
horror being imposed on you keeps you awake at night, might I suggest
a sleep therapist?