Re: IPFilter Lizenz Aenderung

From: Christian Weisgerber <naddy(at)>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 11:02:21 +0000 (UTC)

Oliver Brandmueller <de-bsd-questions(at)DE.FreeBSD.ORG> wrote:


OpenBSD hat gerade (im Moment ersatzlos) ipfilter aus dem Sourcebaum

From: deraadt(at) (Theo de Raadt)
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 03:30:41 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <200105300212.f4U2Cxc06883(at)>
To: source-changes(at)

Module name: src
Changes by: deraadt(at) 2001/05/29 20:12:58

Modified files:
Removed files:

Log message:
Remove ipf. Darren Reed has interpreted his (old, new, whichever)
licence in a way that makes ipf not free according to the rules we
established over 5 years ago, at (and those
same basic rules govern the other *BSD projects too). Specifically,
Darren says that modified versions are not permitted. But software
which OpenBSD uses and redistributes must be free to all (be they
people or companies), for any purpose they wish to use it, including
modification, use, peeing on, or even integration into baby mulching
machines or atomic bombs to be dropped on Australia. Furthermore, we
know of a number of companies using ipf with modification like us, who
are now in the same situation, and we hope that some of them will work
with us to fill this gap that now exists in OpenBSD (temporarily, we

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy(at)
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