Jails and networks

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 14:44:18 UTC 2018

Alejandro Imass wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:54 AM, Norman Gray <norman.gray at glasgow.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Alejandro, hello.
>> Thanks for your further comments.
> [...]
>>> There's been some
>>> friction over the years and I sided with Dirk and continue to use
>>> ezjail.
>> That's also very useful to know.  As with all of these things, it'd be
>> interesting to know more about the grounds and nature of the split, but
>> that's not always easy to find.
> IIRC it seemed at the time that qjail had shamelessly stolen ezjail
> source to scaffold their product and claimed original authorship. I
> think there have been many flame wars in this respect and should not
> be that hard to find references.

As I recall, qjail is the result of some Filipino IT students who forked 
ezjail as a script coding assignment. They had no idea about open source 
software license issues. Not knowing better, they took ezjail to be open 
source and since most of the script was rewritten they put their own 
free license on it. When it was pointed out by users that qjail needed 
to give credit to the original author of the forked ezjail. This was 
done right away. There was never any intention to steal anything. Just a 
bunch of students trying to do something to give back to the FreeBSD 
community who made a simple mistake.

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