[ntp:questions] NTP License Check (Was: Re: NTP vs RADclock?)

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Thu Jun 7 06:21:54 UTC 2012


On 2012-06-07, Dave Hart <hart at ntp.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:05 AM, E-Mail Sent to this address will be
> added to the BlackLists wrote:
>> Parts of ntp (ntpd) source code reference GPL, LGPS,
>>  among other things e.g. <http://ntp.org/license>,
>>  <http://opensource.org/licenses/ntp-license.php>
>
> I am aware of no part of the ntpd tarballs that is solely licensed
> under GPL.  libopts is dual-licensed BSD or GPL at user's choice.  The
> rest of the package is BSD-style, as seen on the pages above.  If you
> are aware of any GPL-only code we're distributing, please speak up so
> that we can correct the mistake.

List of files containing a GPL License:

steve at stasis:/usr/local/src/ntp/ntp-dev-4.2.7p278$ licensecheck \
	--recursive . | grep GPL
./ntpd/ntp_parser.c: GPL (v3 or later) 
./ntpd/ntp_parser.h: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libopts/autoopts/usage-txt.h: LGPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
./sntp/libopts/autoopts/options.h: LGPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
./sntp/libopts/genshell.c: GPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
./sntp/libopts/parse-duration.h: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libopts/ag-char-map.h: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libopts/parse-duration.c: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libopts/genshell.h: GPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
./sntp/libopts/compat/compat.h: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libopts/compat/windows-config.h: GPL (v3 or later) 
./sntp/libevent/build-aux/ltmain.sh: GPL (v2 or later) 

License Type Inventory:

steve at stasis:/usr/local/src/ntp/ntp-dev-4.2.7p278$ licensecheck \
	--recursive . | cut -d ':' -f 2 | sort -u
 BSD (2 clause) 
 BSD (2 clause) ISC 
 BSD (3 clause) 
 BSD (3 clause) GENERATED FILE
 BSD (4 clause) 
 BSD (4 clause) ISC 
 GENERATED FILE
 GPL (v2 or later) 
 GPL (v3 or later) 
 GPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
 ISC 
 LGPL (v3 or later) GENERATED FILE
 *No copyright* GENERATED FILE
 *No copyright* Public domain
 *No copyright* UNKNOWN
 Public domain
 UNKNOWN

-- 
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/



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