Subject: Re: PAM
To: David Laight <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/2002 15:31:41
On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 11:30:04PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > Does anyone have any idea how much of the available PAM code is BSD
> > licensed versus GPL or other?
> > e.g. Will it be necessary to implement the basic PAM support from
> > scratch?  Will we be able to use a large percentage of PAM modules 
> > in a BSD environment without worrying about the GPL?
> Well if they are GPL, then they can be used as shared libraries
> without 'tainting' the programs that are build with them.
> However a static link enforces the GPL on the entire binary.

As GPL or LGPL?  And how does this affect commercial redistribution
of NetBSD?