Port restrictions: Redistribution for profit is not permitted.

Christian Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
Sun Feb 8 15:59:12 PST 2004

Constantine <cnst at rbcmail.ru> wrote:

> As a university student, I am considering to be a FreeBSD maintainer of 
> some programming language developed by my professor. He has certain 
> restrictions on his work --- "Redistribution for profit is not 
> permitted." --- he does not want anyone to be able to change a few lines 
> in his code and sale it for profit. :-)

This would imply NO_CDROM, since FreeBSD CDs are (potentially) sold
with profit.  Distribution by FTP should be fine.

> I see that I would need to use RESTRICTED variable. In this case, will 
> the package still be included on the discs and FTP-sites?

No, which is the point of RESTRICTED.  However, for a "not for sale"
license, RESTRICTED is overly strict.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy at mips.inka.de

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