Subject: Re: tools from original berkeley source
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/2003 14:31:14
> firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> >Hopefully you are aware of that only the 32V tools are legal to
> >distribute, Berkeley has not yet released their patches in public.
> >So if openbsd have imported anything later than the 32V diff then
> >they are heavily violating the copyright law.
> As far as I can tell, only the source in 4.4BSD-Lite2 is legal to use
> under the terms of the original suit. Diff and diff3 were excised from
> that source tree.
Well, not only, looking at the source shows that it used the 32V sources.
But that's OK, I think it could be a good idea to import it if someone
felt they had enough time to make it compatible with our current diff.
> It seems to me that using source from 32V would be very iffy, considering
> the wording of the Caldera license, and the current SCO legal moves.
What is strange with the wording of the Caldera license? It looks to me
as a quite perfect 4-clause BSD license.