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authorCy Schubert <cy@FreeBSD.org>2013-08-20 13:19:35 +0000
committerCy Schubert <cy@FreeBSD.org>2013-08-20 13:19:35 +0000
commit68a824ce1ae1e97d56f7582db2ff815af1d616f7 (patch)
parent05ddbb8d93073fe6263bb3fff26e1c4c8651352e (diff)
Document the FreeBSD use of IP-FIlter under the previously existing non-GPL
license. Approved by: Darren Reed <darrenr@reed.wattle.id.au> (IP-Filter author) glebius (mentor)
Notes: svn path=/vendor/ipfilter/dist/; revision=254560
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+Message-ID: <51DAC488.1050700@reed.wattle.id.au>
+Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:54:16 +1000
+From: Darren Reed <darrenr@reed.wattle.id.au>
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+To: Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert@komquats.com>
+CC: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@FreeBSD.org>, Andre Oppermann <andre@FreeBSD.org>,
+ Pedro Giffuni <pfg@FreeBSD.org>
+Subject: Re: IP Filter 5.1.2 License
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+On 2/07/2013 1:13 AM, Cy Schubert wrote:
+> In message <51D19503.2090805@reed.wattle.id.au>, Darren Reed writes:
+>> On 25/06/2013 11:03 AM, Cy Schubert wrote:
+>>> Hi Darren,
+>>> I'm not sure if you remember me or not but I'm a committer at the FreeBSD
+>>> Project. I've been a long time IPF user, both under FreeBSD and Solaris.
+>>> I've volunteered to maintain IP Filter in the src/ tree. I noticed that the
+>>> IP Filter license changed from the previous IP Filter license to GPLv2
+>>> somewhere between 4.1.34 and 4.1.35. I was planning on importing 5.1.2
+>>> however upon discovering it was GPL I decided to update the FreeBSD IPF
+>>> from 4.1.28 to 4.1.34 until it was brought to my attention a few days ago
+>>> that IPF 5.1.2 was imported into NetBSD. I'm not sure what kind of policy
+>>> the NetBSD folks have toward GPL so I thought it best to ask you directly
+>>> under what license you imported IPF into NetBSD? If I can I'd like to
+>>> import 5.1.2. As IPF author and owner of the code, what are your thoughts.
+>>> Can I import IPF 5.1.2 into FreeBSD under a different license from GPL?
+>> I imported IPF into NetBSD under the same license that has had previously.
+>> When I eventually update FreeBSD, I'll publish the code under the same
+>> license that it has now.
+> When we import into FreeBSD we will not touch the IPFILTER.LICENSE file
+> keeping the license as before in our tree.
+> I don't mind doing the work if you won't mind.
+Not at all.
+Ok, I think there's one important thing for me to say here:
+I, Darren Reed, authorise Cy Schubert to use the IP-Filter source code from CVS on sourceforge in the FreeBSD source code tree using the existing license that currently covers IP-Filter in FreeBSD .
+I think something like that should cover you.