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SecurityPortal: IPFilter: Free No More?May 28, 2001, 14:12 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Seifried)
IPFilter is the foundation of firewalling for the BSD family. A recent release included a change in the license that restricts "derivative or modified works," and a subsequent change that redistribution is not permitted. This article maintains IPF is no longer compliant with the Open Source Definition aising issues similar to the issues raised by ssh being "taken proprietary."
"Assuming Darren Reed is "correct" with his new license, it is unlikely he will back down and return to the original license, leaving *BSD developers with a dilemma on their hands:
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