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 software is).


First, there's a copyright statement in the README file of each package.
Second: http://cr.yp.to/distributors.html

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.

Third: http://cr.yp.to/softwarelaw.html

In other words, DJB has the right to control distribution of his software and he specifically asserts that right.

David

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