[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bug#453680: ITP: djbdns -- Replacement for BIND, written by Dan Bernstein

Milan P. Stanic wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 10:24:48AM -0500, Robert Edmonds wrote:

>> Supposedly DJB has released all of his code into the public domain.  If
>> this is really the case and passes DFSG, I plan to package djbdns
>> assuming Adam McKenna (maintainer of djbdns-installer) doesn't want to.
> Are you sure that the complete package is in the public domain?
> Some files are, but not all of them, AFAIK.

The text on http://cr.yp.to/qmail/dist.html now reads:

> I hereby place the qmail package (in particular, qmail-1.03.tar.gz, with MD5 checksum 622f65f982e380dbe86e6574f3abcb7c) into the public domain. You are free to modify the package, distribute modified versions, etc.
> This does not mean that modifications are encouraged! Please take time to ensure that your distribution of qmail supports exactly the same interface as everyone else's. In particular, if you move files, please set up symbolic links from the original locations, so that you don't frivolously break scripts that work everywhere else. 

Assuming that qmail-1.03.tar.gz contains all the code written by DJB
that's needed to build qmail, that seems pretty explicit.

best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <kmccarty@gmail.com>
WWW: http://www.starplot.org/
WWW: http://people.debian.org/~kmccarty/
GPG: public key ID 4F83C751

Reply to: