Subject: Re: [Frank da Cruz : Re: Kermit and
To: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frank da Cruz <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/1999 16:22:47
David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 1999 at 12:33:15PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:25:40 -0400 David Maxwell <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > This is currently the way we handle 'licensed' open-source
> > > software (like ssh).
> > SSH isn't Open Source, either. Please don't claim that it is.
> Sorry. 'licensed' open-source software IS an oxymoron.
> I should have said 'licensed' software which distibutes source-code.
> (That's the best rewording I can think of)
What a minefield, huh?
But it seems to me that if ssh can be distributed with NetBSD, then
C-Kermit can be too. After all, ssh has (a) patented algorithms, (b)
commercial use conditions (not just redistribution, but own use), and
(c) USA export restrictions. Kermit has none of that.