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> [possble pppd removal due to licensing issues]
> > Removing it will hurt people. I urge people to try to contact the
> > various authors and get things cleaned up; my efforts have thus far
> > failed.
> I need some help to understand the problem. I have not checked _all_
> modules in usr.sbin/pppd but the dozen i checked are " distribution
> and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that the
> above copyright notice and this..." or "this is in public domain..."
> style. I thought those licenses acceptable.
No, that is not acceptable. It does not permit modification, and unless
that is specifically stated in a Copyright notice, it is NOT permitted.
> As a new OBSD user i would like to try to help with this issue but
> could you please point me to the unclear licenses. Using OBSD private
> and perhaps also commercial soon i am really interested in the
> licensing issues and willing to invest some time if i had some
> pointers to start with...
They are pretty much all unfree along that line.
Longer discussions about this are difficult to have. It's been stated
many many times what the exact rules are.
- Re: pppd
- From: Ben Goren <firstname.lastname@example.org>