[Fedora-legal-list] Rancid 3.0 License Change

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Sep 26 17:54:09 UTC 2013

On 09/26/2013 01:38 PM, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> Rancid 2.3.8 is licensed as BSD with advertising.  However, I was
> looking at the 3.0 alphas and noticed that the license added the
> following clause:
> +## 6. Parties packaging or redistributing RANCID MAY NOT distribute altered
> +##    versions of the etc/rancid.types.base file nor alter how this file is
> +##    handled.  The purpose of this condition is to help keep our support
> +##    costs down.
> It seems to me that this is a potentially non-free addition.  The
> original sources can be found here:
> ftp://ftp.shrubbery.net/pub/rancid/alpha/

Yeah, that clause needs to be removed or we need to remove rancid from
Fedora. (Or, if it is still useful without etc/rancid.types.base, just
nuke that file from the SRPM).


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