rlm_sqlippool IPR (was: Automatic report from sources (radiusd) between 13.09.2005 - 14.09.2005 GMT)

Alan DeKok aland at ox.org
Thu Sep 15 19:45:38 CEST 2005

Nicolas Baradakis <nbk at sitadelle.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I'm asking for obvious things because I'm not an expert in
> legal issues. If this is a module of FreeRADIUS, I think it must be
> under GPL, but the only information I found in the sources is this
> line:
> Copyright 2002  Globe.Net Communications Limited

  We can ask them for a statement about the license terms.  However,
they have previously expressed interest in putting it into FreeRADIUS,
which is GPL'd.

> It's unclear for me whether it is a problem with the intellectual
> property rights. For example, the OpenLDAP project requires that
> a contribution includes a notice from the author.
> http://www.openldap.org/devel/contributing.html#notice

  For one, I don't think the concept of public domain exists any more
in the U.S.  But that's another story.

  It may be useful to require such a statement, but I think OpenLDAP's
license is different (BSD-style), so a notice statement may be more
relevant.  For us, if the owner of copyrighted code requests that
their code be included in the server, that request is based on the
knowledge and requirement that the product is GPL'd.

  Alan DeKok.

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