Subject: Re: PAM
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Roland Dowdeswell <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/2002 17:14:45
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Giles Lean wrote:

>Andrew Gillham wrote:
>> Does anyone have any idea how much of the available PAM code is BSD
>> licensed versus GPL or other?
>The only implementations of the PAM framework that I know about are
>commercial (Sun, HP, ...)  and GPL (Linux).
>> 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?
>Framework probably has to be done from scratch, unless the author(s)
>of the Linux code can be persuaded to release their implementation
>under a BSD license.

Linux PAM is dual licensed, and frankly a very small amount of code

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/