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Re: SSH v2 License --- much less free than v1

On Wed, Aug 26, 1998 at 02:41:30PM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David Welton <davidw@gate.cks.com> writes:
>     David> "Use by individuals and non-profit organizations is always
>     David> allowed.  Companies are permitted to use this program as
>     David> long as it is not used for revenue-generating purposes. For
>     David> example, an Internet service provider is allowed to install
>     David> this program on their systems and permit clients to use SSH
>     David> to connect; however, actively distributing SSH to clients
>     David> for the purpose of providing added value requires separate
>     David> licensing.  Similarly, a consultant may freely install this
>     David> software on a client's machine for his own use, but if
>     David> he/she sells the client a system that uses SSH as a
>     David> component, a separate license is required. If a company
>     David> includes this program or a derivative work thereof, as part
>     David> of its product, commercial licensing is required."
> This is a *lot* less restrictive than the new licence, which basicly
> says if money's involved you need to arrange a commercial licence.
> This at least allows me personal use within my workplace.

I guess.. it is still not free.
>     David> Time for a free ssh.. this is a big thorn in our side:-/
> Absolutely! At least under the v1 licence we can build a free ssh.

I don't think so:

(ii) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part
thereof, to be licensed as a whole and at no charge to all third
parties under the terms of this License;

David Welton                          http://www.efn.org/~davidw 

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