Restrictions in license
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Sep 26 05:24:18 UTC 2005
Rick Moen writes:
> However, please note that Dan's licence does _not_ meets the criteria of
> OSD clause #4, in that "patch files" may _not_ be packaged up with Dan's
> original tarballs and distributed that way "with the source code for the
> purpose of modifying the program at build time".
True. With netqmail, we distribute the qmail-1.03.tar.gz unmodified
along with a shell script that applies the patch, plus documentation
all in another .tar.gz. As a practical matter there's no impediment.
> The "Exception" paragraph at the bottom relates to precompiled _binary_
> packages with very narrowly constrained changes, not source code.
Right, which means that you can't fork the code and compile binaries,
which is why qmail isn't open source.
--my blog is at blog.russnelson.com | with some experience
Crynwr sells support for free software | PGPok | you know what to do.
521 Pleasant Valley Rd. | +1 315-323-1241 | with more experience
Potsdam, NY 13676-3213 | Sheepdog | you know what not to do.
More information about the License-discuss