ISC considering a change to the BIND open source license

P Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Mon Jun 13 20:57:02 UTC 2016


This is long overdue. I'm all for it. Vixie

On June 13, 2016 10:52:15 PM GMT+02:00, Victoria Risk <vicky at isc.org> wrote:
>Hello BIND users-
>
>ISC published BIND under a very permissive open source license
><https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/isc-license/>
>(https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/isc-license/
><https://www.isc.org/downloads/software-support-policy/isc-license/>)
>nearly two decades ago.  ISC is the organizational steward for BIND; in
>order to preserve the software for the long term, we are considering a
>move to the more restrictive Mozilla Public License (MPL 2.0)
><https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0/>
>(https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0/
><https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/MPL/2.0/>).
>
>The MPL license requires that anyone redistributing the code who has
>changed it must publish their changes (or pay for an exception to the
>license). It doesn’t impact anyone who is using the software without
>redistributing it, nor anyone redistributing it without changes – so
>most users will not see any change. 
>
>In the event we do proceed with the change in license, we will announce
>this with the 9.11.0 beta and it will take effect with the BIND 9.11.0
>release.
>
>We welcome comments from BIND users, including statements of support or
>concern.  Email Vicky Risk, Product Manager at vicky at isc.org
><mailto:vicky at isc.org> if you want to discuss privately, Tweet at us at
>@ISCdotORG <https://twitter.com/ISCdotORG>, or discuss on
>bind-users at lists.isc.org.
>
>Regards,
>
>Vicky Risk, 
>Product Manager
>
>Jeff Osborn, President of ISC, announcing we are considering this
>change at RIPE72 in Copenhagen May 26th,
>https://ripe72.ripe.net/archives/video/206
><https://ripe72.ripe.net/archives/video/206>.
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