misc/150036: Sun RPC license has less restrictions now.

Pedro F. Giffuni giffunip at tutopia.com
Fri Aug 27 08:10:03 UTC 2010


>Number:         150036
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Sun RPC license has less restrictions now.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Aug 27 08:10:01 UTC 2010
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Pedro F. Giffuni
>Release:        
>Organization:
>Environment:
N/A
>Description:
According to one-of-those-well-known techie rumour sites on the net, Oracle has relicensed the SUN RPC code which previously had an inconvenient term:

>From /head/sys/rpc/rpc.h
" ... Users
 * may copy or modify Sun RPC without charge, but are not authorized
 * to license or distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
 * program developed by the user.
..
"
>How-To-Repeat:
Some links provided from the website:

http://spot.livejournal.com/315383.html
http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2010/08/gnulinux-finally-free-software/index.htm
>Fix:
New Oracle license looks like a 3-Clause BSD License.

>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:


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