[ntp:hackers] Re: NTP-4.1 Support

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Oct 6 14:05:20 PDT 2005


The current state is precisely what the copyright.html page says. I 
don't have any formal connection with the open source folks; the 
copyright statement has been there for almost twenty years. If there is 
a page with an overly restrictive license, please advise which one and 
I'll either remove it or make a new page to replace it.


william baroniunas wrote:

>Hi.  I'm hoping you can help answer my question
>regarding NTP licensing/copyright?
>I am very new to the Open Source world, and I am
>researching what the license and copyright
>fundamentals are. I've visited opensource.org to
>gather a lot of information, but as I was searching
>through the web I  found that there are certain
>copyrights on source modules within NTP-4.1.x that
>prohibit it from really being open source. In
>particular, there is a copyright from Rayan S.
>Zachariassen that really has people in a knot.
>I've seen your name scattered around as the
>'point-man' for this package.  If that is true, then
>can you tell me what is the current state of affairs
>as it relates to this package and how it is
>distributed via the open source methodology?
>I am hoping to track down the author as well, but it
>seems that he's been around for quite a while and did
>not seem to care about resolving this issue.
>Any help/tips/etc you can offer would be greatly
>Gratefully yours,
>Bill Baroniunas
>Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005 

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