[Opendnssec-develop] OpenDNSSEC license terms

Olaf Kolkman olaf at NLnetLabs.nl
Mon May 4 11:17:57 UTC 2009

On 4 mei 2009, at 09:31, Jakob Schlyter wrote:

> good morning! this is a transmission from the opendnssec legal and  
> licensing department.
> based on discussions very early in the project, I want to remind  
> eveyrone that this is the license (pure 2-clause BSD license) that  
> applies to all OpenDNSSEC software. I want to stress that no other  
> licenses may be used, except when we decide to include code from  
> others. in such cases we need to discuss license first and import  
> later, not the other way around.
> for now, the copyright holder is the organization of the principal  
> author, like:
> - NLNet Labs
> - .SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation)
> - Nominet UK
> - Kirei AB
> - John Dickinson
> we might decide to change this to "OpenDNSSEC" later, but since  
> there is no such formal organization that might be difficult.
> note: no other licenses may be used.

I wholeheartedly agree.

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