Subject: Re: license submission: qmail
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 07 Jun 2001 10:01:15 -0700

John Cowan <> writes:

> > The other terms of clause #4 are met by DJB's requirements on package
> > builders that he states on that same page.
> Technically, I suppose they are.  But the restrictions are obnoxious.
> You may not distribute binaries based on modified source, even if
> you change the name.  You may not distribute source in a different
> packaging (like RPM or deb).  You may not distribute binaries if
> they are not the latest version, which means you have to kill the
> product from all accessible archives when DJB releases a new one.

A minor correction: it is DJB's intent that you are permitted to
distribute binaries which are not the latest version.  The qmail page
only permits distribution of 1.03 because that is when he introduced
the possibility of binary distribution.  See