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Re: Sun RPC libraries and other stories

----- "Michael Banck" <mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
> The code is copyrighted by Sun, not some particular employee, so AFAICT 
> digging up who wrote it will not be necessary.

Please understand that asking Sun to relicense source is a little like asking Debian to hurry up and release Lenny. Different pieces of source are controlled by various people who work in various departments in Sun. You can't just walk up to the "universal source control desk" and say "please relicense this". Their internal versions that their lawyers are used to dealing with are almost certainly not the same things that we are using.

The main thing is, good news, they want to help!

> This is portmap-6.0, from http://neil.brown.name/portmap/

> http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/libc/sunrpc/?cvsroot=glibc

> it would be desirable if Sun would relicense the past versions as well,
> as Lenny will ship with glibc-2.7.  The tarballs can be found at
> ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/glibc/

These look good, Simon has already read the email and forwarded these links along to some Sun legal people.

Ean Schuessler, CTO Brainfood.com
ean@brainfood.com - http://www.brainfood.com - 214-720-0700 x 315

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