Jeg modtog en email her til morgen.
Her er mit (reply all) svar.
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" Subject: Re: Confirmation: your copyright abount NTP Cc: (samtlige NTP udviklere) To: "rokuhara, tsutomu" Citat:Dear NTP Project Members. We are considering using your program "NTP" in our products. Before going any further, however, we would like to confirm the following so that we are sure to fully respect your rights. You are of the copyrights in the program. You have distributed the program under the attached license that permits us to use and redistribute the program with or without modification provided that any conditions stated in the license are met. If you would please send me a return email confirming the above, that would be most appreciated. And thank you very much for taking the time to create such a useful program. Thank you in advance for your kindness.Let me get this straight: You, a major worldwide megacorp which employs thousands of laywers, have downloaded the NTP reference implementation on the internet, containing a license for you to use it, with only certain trivial restrictions. But you do not trust the contents of the license file to be legally binding, thus you send emails to addresses which you have never been in contact with before, to people you have no way of authenticating, asking them, if the content of the file is correct. You then expect that the return mail you may or may not get, will cover your ass in whatever legal proceedings you foresee you might expose yourself to, as a result of you using the NTP reference implementation. Let the record show that somebody is not getting their money worth of competent legal assistance. You could have done what every major IT company has done until now, companies like Sun, IBM, Cisco, who trust the license file and happily uses the NTP reference implementation without any legal worries. But instead of actually researching this point, you sent this pointless email instead. No, I (see below) will neither confirm nor deny my participation or the license status of the code I may, or may not, have written for the NTP reference implementation. If you want such assurance from me, you will have to send me a registered letter, my address can be found in any danish phone book or on the Internet, containing the questions you want answered, and a suitable token of appreciation, to make it worth my time to answer them. Proof of a sensible monetary donation to the NTP project would work, as long as I do not need to ask my lawyer to answer your questions. Until such time, I will place you in legal jeopardy with respect to your use of the NTP reference implementation, with my statement above, and my signature below; sign: Somebody who may or may not be, Poul-Henning Kamp Who may or may not have written parts of the NTP reference implemenation, which may or may not be covered by the license restrictions you quoted.
Så ka' de lær' det, ka' de.