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Re: Secure VPN Gateway a new solution to InterNet Security
Actually that's just the license for a subset of the files. The copyright
is held by a number of people (including, for recent Portable versions, me)
and while each file has its own license, a summary is available in the
file "LICENCE". It says, in part:
"The licences which components of this software fall under are as
follows. First, we will summarize and say that all components
are under a BSD licence, or a licence more free than that.
OpenSSH contains no GPL code."
Their use of OpenSSH is probably OK (I say "probably" because I'm not a
lawyer and am not the copyright holder of most of it).
A more interesting question is: what about the other components that
they use? They appear to be using at least the Linux kernel which most
definitely *is* GPLed (and most Linux-based systems use many other GPLed
components in addition to just the kernel).
I downloaded the zip file and it contains only vmware images and no source
code. Can someone who has run it confirm whether or not the source for
the GPL'ed (and LGPL'ed) parts is available?
Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
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