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Re: why dig ? I wanna use nslookup !

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 04:56:28PM -0400, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> from the secret journal of Gerrit Pape (pape@innominate.com):
> "Closed" may have been the wrong word. Non-free would have been more
> accurate. You can study DJB's code all you want, but not your own
> binaries or modified source.

again, not true. i provided the second link to refute this:


  Software user's rights

  In the United States, once you own a copy of a program, you can back
  it up, compile it, run it, and even modify it as necessary, without
  permission from the copyright holder. See 17 USC 117. 

at the bottom, it says:

  As long as you're not distributing the software, you have nothing to
  worry about.

for the distributors, there is that other page that has some poorly
written and seemingly too confusing wording in it.

short answer: most djb code fails to meet the Debian Free Software


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