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lib/45293: libc/rpc license has changed to a 3 clause BSD

>Number:         45293
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       libc/rpc license has changed to a 3 clause BSD
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug 25 02:15:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Pedro Giffuni
>Release:        current
Not Applicable
It was mentioned in several journals and blogs that
the SUN-derived RPC code has a very restrictive license.
The specific license for NetBSD code says (1)

"Users may copy or modify Sun RPC without charge, but are not authorized
to license or distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
program developed by the user."

Some linux developers got permission from SUN/Oracle to release the common RPC 
code under a three clause BSD license.

(1) src/lib/libc/rpc/DISCLAIMER
I asked Simon Phipps a bit more about this, his answer was:
The permission to relicense was given to Red Hat. I believe you can find it 

It can be confirmed that the code there is under a three clause BSD license.
It looks like Redhat also applied the change to the userland tirpc code derived 
from BSD.

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