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On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 10:38:54PM -0400, Chris Hedemark wrote:
> Theo said:
> > Because Darren has *very clearly* said that the old versions are not
> > free either.
> But wait... you can't retroactively change the license on a piece of
> software that you have already distributed and the user has already
> accepted. If the OpenBSD team has been developing against software
> developed under one set of terms, can't development continue from that point
> ignoring the later versions coming from the official maintainer under new
The crux of the mater is Darren claims his original license did not
grant anyone (OpenBSD included) the right to modify ipfilter.
Its not a retroactive change. No one was ever supposed to modify
ipfilter without permission, but for some reason that has not been clear
> Is this not similar to the genesis of OpenSSH?
Nope. ssh had a less restricted license on an old version. Ipfilter
never did but it seems no one realized that until recently.
please see: http://www.deadly.org/article.php3?sid=20010527142347
If you wade through the crap and the flames, there are a few intelligent
comments in there.
- Re: ipf
- From: Theo de Raadt <email@example.com>
- Re: ipf
- From: "Chris Hedemark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>