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Re: Possible good news about IPF



This isn't really some big break through.  If you'll go back and look
through the archives you'll see that this is the license agreement that
caused the bit-to-do to begin with.  The change was simply an ammendment
to the original agreement which clerified what was always implied.


--
Daniel Corbe <corbe@corbe.net>

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On Thu, 31 May 2001, Brett Glass wrote:

> The following just appeared on one of the FreeBSD lists. If it
> is correct, it suggests an answer to the problems surrounding
> IP Filter: import the BSD-licensed version that now exists
> in the FreeBSD source tree. See below for details.
> 
> --Brett
> 
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> >To: <freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
> >Subject: Darren Reed's IPFilter package license
> >Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0105311203350.9042-100000@asmodean.nks.net>
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> >
> >There was recently a big announcement on Slashdot about IPFilter not being
> >free software, with the eventual culmination of festivities being the
> >OpenBSD crew removing it from their CVS tree.  Looks like they jumped the
> >gun.
> >
> >Just looked through the source code on a 4 month old install of
> >4.2-stable and checked out all the ipfilter related copyrights, both
> >kernel and userland code...
> >
> >They are all BSDL or simpler (if that's a legal term:).
> >
> >Darren Reed mentioned he had his own arrangements with the NetBSD and
> >FreeBSD core.
> >
> >Thanks go out to Darren (and his contributors),
> >
> >watcher> pwd
> >/usr/src/contrib/ipfilter
> >watcher> cat LICENCE
> >/*
> > * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> > *
> > * The author accepts no responsibility for the use of this software and
> > * provides it on an ``as is'' basis without express or implied warranty.
> > *
> > * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
> > * provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given
> > * to the original author and the contributors.
> > *
> > * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
> > * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
> > * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
> > *
> > * I hate legaleese, don't you ?
> > */
> >
> >similarly;
> >
> >watcher> pwd
> >/usr/src/sys/netinet
> >watcher> grep -i "darren reed" *
> >fil.c: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >fil.c:static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)fil.c   1.36 6/5/96 (C) 1993-1996
> >Darren Reed";
> >ip_auth.c: * Copyright (C) 1998-2000 by Darren Reed & Guido van Rooij.
> >ip_auth.h: * Copyright (C) 1997-2000 by Darren Reed & Guido Van Rooij.
> >ip_compat.h: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_fil.c: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_fil.c:static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)ip_fil.c     2.41 6/5/96 (C)
> >1993-1995 Darren Reed";
> >ip_fil.h: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_frag.c: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_frag.c:static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)ip_frag.c   1.11 3/24/96 (C)
> >1993-1995 Darren Reed";
> >ip_frag.h: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_log.c: * Copyright (C) 1997-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_nat.c: * Copyright (C) 1995-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_nat.c:static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)ip_nat.c     1.11 6/5/96 (C)
> >1995 Darren Reed";
> >ip_nat.h: * Copyright (C) 1995-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_proxy.c: * Copyright (C) 1997-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_proxy.h: * Copyright (C) 1997-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_state.c: * Copyright (C) 1995-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_state.c:static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)ip_state.c 1.8 6/5/96 (C)
> >1993-1995 Darren Reed";
> >ip_state.h: * Copyright (C) 1995-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >ip_state.h: * @(#)ip_state.h    1.3 1/12/96 (C) 1995 Darren Reed
> >ipl.h: * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> >watcher> head fil.c
> >==> fil.c <==
> >/*
> > * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
> > *
> > * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
> > * provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given
> > * to the original author and the contributors.
> > */
> >#if !defined(lint)
> >static const char sccsid[] = "@(#)fil.c 1.36 6/5/96 (C) 1993-1996 Darren
> >Reed";
> >/* static const char rcsid[] = "@(#)$Id: fil.c,v 2.3.2.16 2000/01/27
> >08:49:37 darrenr Exp $"; */
> >watcher>