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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Sendmail?
- From: Brett Glass <brett_(_at_)_lariat_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 13:10:41 -0600
After the licensing discussions regarding Darren Reed's IPF, I became
curious about the current licensing of Sendmail, which is also included
in the OpenBSD distribution and source tree. Sendmail's license is at
Note that this license has a large number of specific requirements which,
taken together,completely rule out the use of the code in any closed
source commercial software project.
This seems to violate the requirements at
which says, "We want to make available source code that anyone can use
for ANY PURPOSE, with no restrictions."
What do folks think about this? Note that a Berkeley-licensed, truly free
Sendmail does exist (Sun's Sendmail is derived from it), but it is many
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