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Date:      Fri, 30 Mar 2001 04:04:22 -0800
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <>
To:        "Siggy Brentrup" <>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: djbdns
Message-ID:  <000001c0b911$8e846dc0$>
In-Reply-To: <>

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And I see the OSI "branding" as just as bad as what he's
doing too.  It's one thing for OSI to post guidelines but
the branding smacks of TOG's UNIX branding (which mandates
stiff fees, as well as the inclusion of commercial products
like Java into anything called UNIX)

I find it revolting to have some group setting themselves up
and telling users to push Open Source developers to adopt
their "branding" mark.  The entire point of the Open Source
movement is freedom and groups like this don't understand
that they are part of the problem that Open Source was
created to get rid of.

While DJBDNS is obviously mistaken, don't compound the
problem by attempting to hold his license up to some
group's standard of what free is supposed to be.

Ted Mittelstaedt            
Author of:          The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Siggy Brentrup
>Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 9:43 AM
>To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>Subject: Re: djbdns
>Oscar Ricardo Silva <> writes:
>> You need to be clear then:
>> 1.  Is the software free to use?  Yes
>> 2.  Is the software free to alter and redistribute?  No
>> Anyone can download the code and use it in their environment.  No need
>> to pay any fees of any kind.  That's what I call free.
>While it may be free in your understanding, it certainly doesn't
>qualify as Open Source
>In my understanding, you are not even allowed to change the
><shudder>/services path of the requisite daemontools</shudder> and
>redistribute it; correct me if I'm wrong.
>  Siggy
>btw: I like the ideas behind djbdns
>Siggy Brentrup - -
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