[ntp-legal] [ntpwg] Please license the NTPv4 MIB under the NTP Copyright
hart at ntp.org
Thu Sep 30 15:23:28 UTC 2010
On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:34 UTC, Brian Haberman
<brian at innovationslab.net> wrote:
> >From my reading of the TLP, I don't think we need to do anything else.
> The MIB DESCRIPTION clause contains the following:
> Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as
> authors of the code. All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or
> without modification, is permitted pursuant to, and subject
> to the license terms contained in, the Simplified BSD License
> set forth in Section 4.c of the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions
> Relating to IETF Documents
> If you read Section 4.e of the TLP states that for Code Components
> extracted from an IETF document, they either have to reproduce the
> entire Simplified BSD license *or* include the text contained in Section
> 6.d. And Section 6.d contains the text included in the above
> DESCRIPTION clause.
> So if the correct copyright and licensing is included in the MIB, why
> would we need to do anything else?
"TLP" == IETF Trust Legal Provisions, for those that don't recognize
it, at http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info/
Would a binary distribution which includes ntpsnmpd also include
ntpv4-mib.mib? In that case, perhaps there is no problem. This is
the paragraph of the IETF BSD license that concerns me:
"Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution."
And that following disclaimer is about 10 lines of ALL CAPS, THANK YOU
LAWYERS. If we interpret that the MIB is never redistributed in
binary form, only in original text form, than we can assume that
doesn't apply and we're not complicating licensing for binary
distributions including ntpsnmpd.
Thanks for diving in, Brian.
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