Subject: Re: vi update?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2000 21:41:58
On Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Peter Seebach wrote:

> In message <>, Greywolf wr
> ites:
> >So what's the deal with db1 vs db2?  db is Berkeley DB, so what's going
> >on?  Is it GPL'd or is it so ridiculously restrictive on terms that it
> >won't be useful to aught but the Original Berkeley Folks [TM]?
> >I've seen some stuff go by on that, but I think I've deleted them.
> db2 is available under special license terms called the "sleepycat" license,
> the idea of which is to encourage people like Netscape to spend $many on a
> license to distribute it without source - but this won't work for NetBSD.

I read that license as "GPL or better", that is, you can take it as
GPL and provide source, or you can pay to keep your sources secret.
For our purposes, we can treat it as GPL.