Subject: Re: Licensing questions for misc djb and djb-related packages
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 09/03/2001 08:28:30
I don't mind a BSD-style port that simply follows the installation
instructions. I have also explicitly granted permission for the
distribution of precompiled packages that behave correctly. There's
nothing stopping OpenBSD from distributing a qmail package.
The problematic three words are "that behave correcty".
At least from where I sit, DJB's definition of "correct" is sometimes
at odds with (a) long-established practice, and (b) common sense. For
a recent example of this, see his impassioned defense of his buggy DNS
zone transfer client on namedroppers...