Subject: Re: COPYRIGHT document
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/27/2002 09:31:36
At Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:40:58 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com wrote:
> >Has this COPYRIGHT document been written yet? If so where can I find it?
> >I've searched the ftp.netbsd.org and the netbsd cvs a bit but could not
> >find it.
> AFAIK, i don't think there is. here are a couple of info that
> might help:
But in fact they do not, really.
> - INSTALL.txt has all advertising clause on 4-clause BSD-like licenses
This may in fact be complete, but I wouldn't bet on it.
> - *most* of the files outside of src/gnu are BSD-like license
> (note "most", this rule is not perfect - I'm trying to fix the
What is a "BSD-like" license? I.e., how does it differentiate from a
normal "BSD license." It's an important question. 8-)
Worse, the BSD license indicates that the license must be included w/
documentation accompanying binary distributions.
I.e., people making a binary distribution of NetBSD e.g. in a product,
_really do_ have to go through and collect all of the information.
(Thinking about it for a few seconds, I wonder if having a global
COPYRIGHT file is even the right thing in any case... What you really
want is something on a per-directory or per-hierarchy basis, i.e. so
if you trim a bunch of stuff out you don't care about, you also lose
the extraneous notices... something to think about...)