Subject: Re: vi update?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/20/2000 21:48:11
In message <Pine.NEB.4.10.10002202139460.312-100000@corwin.home>, Frederick Bru
ckman writes:
>> 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.

For the curious, this is because otherwise it becomes much harder for people
to take a NetBSD system, do work on it, and not give out the source to the
resulting system; one of the goals of the NetBSD project is to provide a
maximally-reusable source tree.