Subject: Re: [Frank da Cruz : Re: Kermit and NetBSD]
To: Frank da Cruz <email@example.com>
From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/23/1999 16:25:40
On Tue, Nov 23, 1999 at 01:28:28PM -0500, Frank da Cruz wrote:
> As noted earlier, you make a distinction between "base NetBSD", all of
> which has a consistent license, and "third-party packages", which might
> have different licenses, no? If so, doesn't that cover this case too?
Yes. Currently, if someone retrieves and sets up pkgsrc, they have the:
list of ftp sites where the .tgz is available
a set of patches
some descriptive text
Choosing to install a package consists of having the right
line in their /etc/mk.conf
By Kermit's License, is it acceptable to distribute the .tgz file on
a cdrom, such that a user gets a message like this:
===> kermit-6.0.192 Unacceptable license: no-commercial-use - set ACCEPTABLE_LICENSES in /etc/mk.conf to include no-commercial-use to make this package.
(I'm sure we could make minor changes to that wording, if that's needed.)
This is currently the way we handle 'licensed' open-source software (like ssh).
David Maxwell, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org -->
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