Subject: Re: Kermit and NetBSD (fwd)
To: Eric Fox <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/1999 01:20:49
Eric Fox <> writes:

> The idea is not to change the C-Kermit license, but rather to license it to
> the companies that produce these distributions, for use (but not
> redistribution) by their customers.  Thus some kind of responsible corporate
> person would need to sign some kind of license.
> Do you have any idea who I should talk with about this for NetBSD -- I note
> that it has various CDROM distributors: Cheapbytes, Quality Bytes, etc...
> Who puts the distribution CDROMs together?

Speaking as the person who produces the `official' NetBSD CD-ROMs:

Kermit is not open source.  As long as it remains not open source, it
will not go on our CDs.