Subject: Re: [Frank da Cruz : Re: Kermit and NetBSD]
To: Frank da Cruz <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/23/1999 17:28:18
On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Frank da Cruz wrote:

> > On Tue, 23 Nov 99 16:22:47 EST 
> >  Frank da Cruz <> wrote:
> > 
> >  > 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.
> > 
> > SSH is NOT distributed on NetBSD CD-ROMs.  Nor is it distributed on
> > the NetBSD FTP site.
> > 
> OK, sorry, I must have misunderstood.  So what are some examples of
> third party packages that ARE distributed on NetBSD CD-ROMs?  Or are there
> none?  I have a feeling "the truth is out there" if I can figure out how
> to ask the right question :-)

emacs for example.  There are prebuilt binaries available for ftp, and I'd
expect its on the CD.  That said, I believe you have the final answer from
Charles anyway on licensing.


(just my opinions here, I'm not speaking officially.)