License Question

Andrew Bennetts andrew-pythonlist at
Mon Jun 23 06:59:16 CEST 2003

On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 09:25:20PM -0700, achrist at wrote:
> For example: I've got Windows NT on my machine, and I know that the
> FTP program that comes with WinNT is BSD or something like it from
> UC.  I see that the executable has the UC copyright notice in it, OK,
> but I don't see anywhere where Microsoft has given me the notice 
> about what I'm supposed to do when redistributing it in source or
> binary form.

You're not supposed to redistribute ftp.exe.  Or kern.sys.  Or any other
part of Windows NT; read your EULA.

>               If they just distribute a binary, do they have
> to include the notice about source redistributions?  Wouldn't that
> confuse the users?

The BSD license doesn't require source to be distributed with binaries.


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