Subject: Re: openssh in netbsd
To: Henry B. Hotz <>
From: Markus Friedl <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/30/2000 17:39:58
Sorry, I am not asking about OpenSSH. I know about OpenSSH, since
I fixed many bugs and added protocol 1.5 and 2.0 to OpenSSH. And
yes, OpenSSH is no 'clean-room' implementation but is derived from
the original ssh-1.2.12. This results both in benefits and limits.
There are no usage or re-usage licence restrictions on OpenSSH.


On Fri, Sep 29, 2000 at 12:57:16PM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> At 1:56 PM -0400 9/29/00, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> >Last I checked, openssh was derived from an older version of ssh code
> >which had an open-enough license on it to permit derivative works.
> >This is not what's generally meant by "clean-room"
> I stand corrected.  But I believe there *was* some serious 
> consideration of where contributions came from and how they were 
> integrated in order to avoid possible distribution restrictions.