Subject: Re: sendmail and netbsd
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/01/2000 17:16:41
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> >You are now required to supply source. Any more questions?
> this clause then?
> 1. Redistributions qualify as "freeware" or "Open Source Software" under
>    one of the following terms:
>    (a) Redistributions are made at no charge beyond the reasonable cost of
>        materials and delivery.
>    (b) Redistributions are accompanied by a copy of the Source Code or by an
>        irrevocable offer to provide a copy of the Source Code for up to three
>        years at the cost of materials and delivery.  Such redistributions
>        must allow further use, modification, and redistribution of the Source
>        Code under substantially the same terms as this license.  For the
>        purposes of redistribution "Source Code" means the complete compilable
>        and linkable source code of sendmail including all modifications.
> how come we can't just satisfy part a?

We do. Users of our code may not. This is not a BSD style license --
it is closer in spirit to the GPL. Maybe you haven't noticed that we
don't like GPLed code?

That's why sendmail is now in /usr/src/gnu/usr.sbin instead of

Any other questions?