[Fedora-legal-list] Old Sun RPC license - what is it?

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Dec 18 16:01:40 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 14:50 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> In PortableXDR [0] we have used some old (1988) Sun RPC code which has
> the license text below.  The question arose during review for
> inclusion in Fedora[1] what this license is, and whether it can be
> included in Fedora.
> Note that this code has been extensively used and modified all over
> the place, so if this license isn't free, and if Sun didn't relicense
> it since 1988, then we may have a problem.

Yes, we have a problem. We've been trying to work with Sun to relicense
this code under something free and GPL compatible, but things are moving
slowly on this front.

Until this issue is resolved, nothing new can come into Fedora under
that license. I'll try to poke Sun again today.



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