Re: Caldera license question
On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 9:39 AM J Lovejoy <opensource@...> wrote:
I wonder why they are using the Caldera license?
Did they harvest these files from the 7th Edition of Unix, or did Sun license these and Caldera made them put this license on things? The version 7 /bin/sh was included in the grant of the original license, and the System V version was excluded which is what the OpenSolaris one is based on if it came from Sun's repo... But I've not done the software archaeology to know from whence this project started their sources....
Though thinking about it, it likely doesn't matter for our purposes... I think having a variant is fine as long as the consensus legal opinion of this team is that the differences don't change anything. The first few paragraphs could only apply to the ancient unix sources and nothing else that wants to use this license.
Followup question though: Once the first few lines are removed, is the license the same as one of the BSD and/or MIT variants?