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Re: Is the Sun RPC License DFSG-free?

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 06:39:47AM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
>>           Sun RPC is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is
>>           provided for unrestricted use provided that this legend is
>>           included on all tape media and as a part of the software
>             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> That seems worse than the advertising clause.

I'm not sure if they actually want you to print the notice on the
cartridge.  But the license doesn't permit non-developers (mirror
admins, for example) to distribute the code.

Has anybody asked Sun for a clarification of the license, or tried to
obtain the code under a different license?  Or maybe the FSF has
obtained a suitable license and just forgot to update the copyright

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