[cross posted to -current and -security]
I've been exchanging a few emails with the people from CORE SDI,
who've released a piece of software called ssyslog, which
uses crypted transactions to protect from forgery and tampering with
The software is available with sources, but the license has some
restrictions (i.e.: can't be used in commercial software, but apparently
can be distributed as binaries in a CD distrib, as long as the sources
are included). FreeBSD port under way.
-----Forwarded message from "Jonatan Altszul (CORE SDI S.A.)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>-----
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:32:16 -0700 (MST)
From: "Jonatan Altszul (CORE SDI S.A.)" <email@example.com>
To: Philippe Regnauld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cc: "Jonatan Altszul (CORE SDI S.A.)" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Ssyslog licensing
On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Philippe Regnauld wrote:
> Jonatan Altszul (CORE SDI S.A.) writes:
> > Well, the software is completly free as long as you keep all the
> > copyrights in place. You can use use it (or part of it) only in a
> > non-commercial way.
> Ok -- but see below:
> > At the moment, we are planning to release a few more ports in
> > the next couple of weeks (that will include for sure FreeBSD, Solaris 2.X
> > and more). In case that you need now a specific port, just tell me and I
> > might be able to send you it before the official release.
> Yes, I am interested -- so would the FreeBSD people in general,
> I think.
> > Regarding your question about shipping our ssyslog with a
> > commercial distribution of UNIX or using it in any other commercial
> > application: the source code itself is free to be distributed in a
> > non-commercial way. If you want to include it on a commercial package you
> > have to contact us. Probably we wont charge you anything for using it, but
> > it actually depends on the kind of commercial use that you are going to do
> > with ssyslog.
> Typically, Walnut Creek CDROM is an example: they partly sponsor
> the FreeBSD project, and they sell the FreeBSD CD-ROMs for $39,
> but FreeBSD is also available anywhere by ftp.
> (This is comparable to Infomagic CDs of Linux, for instance).
> What happens then ? Of course, the "ports" mechanism
> of FreeBSD will allow for easy retrieval of the sources, eventual
> patching, compiling and installation of the resulting binaries.
> But what about a binary distribution, as a "package" (pre-bundled
> .tar.gz with the binaries ready-to-run) ?
> Thank you for any further input.
There is no problem including ssyslog in the FreeBSD..Walnut Creek or any
other distrib. What we ask you to is to include the sources in case of
distributing the binaries.
I'll be sending you a FreeBSD port soon.
> > thank you very much and I'm very glad you liked our ssyslog.
> Well, we've needed something like it for some time -- if you send
> me a port, I will see to it that it is integrated in the ports-collection.
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