Re: Is the Sun RPC License DFSG-free?
Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> writes:
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 06:39:47AM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
>>> Sun RPC is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is
>>> provided for unrestricted use provided that this legend is
>>> included on all tape media and as a part of the software
>> That seems worse than the advertising clause.
> I'm not sure if they actually want you to print the notice on the
> cartridge. But the license doesn't permit non-developers (mirror
> admins, for example) to distribute the code.
> Has anybody asked Sun for a clarification of the license, or tried to
> obtain the code under a different license? Or maybe the FSF has
> obtained a suitable license and just forgot to update the copyright
Sun has repeatedly clarified elsewhere that the intent of this is
essentially "MIT/X11, except you may not distribute this product
Brian T. Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org