John Simpson wrote:
i've heard it said that all of djb's other software is essentially
public domain, but now i'm curious and would like know for sure. has
anybody heard or seen any kind of statement from djb about this, and
if so where can i find a copy of it?
Most of his software is not public domain. (Several of his math and
crypto libraries are, but to my knowledge none of the networking
First, there's a copyright statement in the README file of each package.
Daemontools is explicitly mentioned here-- he licenses the current
version to be distributed (in package form, with a specific MD5
checksum) until the beginning of 2007.
In other words, DJB has the right to control distribution of his
software and he specifically asserts that right.