Re: revisited ITP: webmin
On Tue, Dec 21, 1999 at 04:39:32PM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Thursday 9 December 1999, at 16 h 41, the keyboard of Gergely Madarasz
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I've posted an ITP webmin (www.webmin.com) couple of months ago, it was
> > not dfsg-compliant then. Now Caldera acquired it, it is under a BSD
> > license, so we can put it in main.
> No. See <http://www.webmin.com/webmin/intro.html>:
> Following the acquisition of Webmin by Caldera, all past and future
> versions of Webmin on Linux are available under the BSD licence. This
> means that on the Linux platform, Webmin may be freely distributed and
> modified for commercial and non-commercial use.
> On non-Linux platforms, Webmin is also freely distributable for
> non-commercial use. However, if you want to include it in a non-Linux
> based commercial product, contact me about licencing.
first it says that it's under the BSD license, and then it says that it
if it's BSD licensed then it is free for any use, modification,
redistribution - regardless of whether it is on linux or not, and
regardless of whether it is included in a commercial product or not.
hmmm. looks like someone has pointed that out to the author because the
web page now says:
: Following the acquisition of Webmin by Caldera, all past and future
: versions of Webmin are available under the BSD licence. This means
: that on Linux and other platforms, Webmin may be freely distributed
: and modified for commercial and non-commercial use.
> It violates DFSG #8 "License Must Not Be Specific to Debian".
looks like it's fine now. The BSD license is DFSG free.