Subject: Re: question about sendmail-current package license
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Sean J. Schluntz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/22/2002 18:16:44
>> When building the sendmail and attempting to build the sendmail-current
>> packages I got the note that it required the no_profit entry in the
>> mk.conf file.
>> Why is sendmail marked this way?  I've looked over the licensing and
>> there do not appear to be any restrictions that would cause this
>> to be put on the package.
>Read the LICENSE again.
> ... Redistribution .. is permitted only if ...  Redistributions are made
> at no charge beyond the reasonable cost of materials and delivery.
>Many think sendmail shouldn't be included in the default base install in
>the first place, but great for pkgsrc. As for myself, I use my own mailout
>for outgoing SMTP to a mailhub. Then for a real mail server, I use pkgsrc
>(for Exim).

Ok, then I must have been misunderstanding the meaning of the no-profit
flag.  I was under the impression that the no_profit was like 
no-commercial-use (the impression I got from reading the
file) which would not be true because you can build it and use it
commercially, just not sell it.