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From: D. J. Bernstein (djbcr.yp.to)
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 18:53:04 CDT
The word ``ports'' in the qmail documentation predates BSD-style ports.
It refers to modified versions of the source code.
I don't mind a BSD-style port that simply follows the installation
instructions. I have also explicitly granted permission for the
distribution of precompiled packages that behave correctly. There's
nothing stopping OpenBSD from distributing a qmail package.
Theo de Raadt writes:
> That code has never been free.
When are you going to stop shipping Netscape 4? Hypocrite.
> What he is saying is that licences are granted on a discretionary and
> specific case-by-case basis.
In fact, I said exactly the opposite. My approval of a patch depends
only on the contents of the patch itself.
> And recent versions are completely non-Unixy in the way they mess with
> the system.
Funny. People normally say I'm being _too_ UNIXy. Frankly, I don't care
whether or not anyone thinks it's UNIXy; what I care about is how well
the package actually works.