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Re: Bug#181493: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free



On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Andreas Barth wrote:
> So, this license is specific to be used only as "part of a product or
> programm". 

You're missing the key phrase on which Branden's argument (and mine)
is based on: 'developed by the user'

This phrase read conservatively (eg. reserving the rights not
specifically granted by the license to the copyright holder) indicates
that those who do not develop a product or a program containing SunRPC
do not have permision to license or distribute SunRPC code.

If someone can dig up where Sun clarifies the meaning of the license
to mean MIT/X11+not alone, (or better, just MIT/X11) that would
indicate that Sun was merely sloppy on the wording of the license.

Furthermore, as a slight nitpick, the 'part of a product or program
developed by the user' only applies to distribution or licensing, not
modification, copying, or use.


Don Armstrong

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