Subject: Re: Can AnonCVS be used with ppp connection?
To: Rui-Xiang Guo <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/02/1999 22:26:06
[cc'd to netbsd-users: time to have this argument, if argument it is.]

On Wed, 01 Sep 1999 22:10:27 +0800  Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:

> Can CTM be used on NetBSD? It seems to have license problem.

One NetBSD developer has claimed so.  Unfortunately he or she didn't
contact me directly, so I have no certain idea of his or her

The disclaimer that goes out with the source-changes mail would seem
to cover things:

| Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
| copyright notices on the relevant files.

It is fairly easy to modify the CTM software so that this is included.
Note however that FreeBSD and OpenBSD have distributed via CTM for
several years, without apparent objections.

For the record I don't agree that CTM breaks the BSD license.  I'm
listening to arguments if anyone cares to make them, but there is a
tradition going back many, many, years of posting diffs to copyrighted
sources to usenet without any suggestion that this avoided the
copyright on the original sources.