[sudo-workers] Verifying the licenses of sudo 1.8.4.

Scott Garman scott.a.garman at intel.com
Tue Feb 28 11:33:11 EST 2012

On 02/28/2012 06:37 AM, Todd C. Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:12:24 PST, Scott Garman wrote:
>> I'm the maintainer of the sudo build recipe for the Yocto Project, a
>> framework and build system for embedded Linux images (yoctoproject.org).
>> I noticed some license-related changes in the release of sudo 1.8.4 and
>> wanted to verify that we are stating the correct licenses in our build
>> recipe.
>> Currently, we list ISC, UCB, and Zlib licenses for sudo.
>> I noticed that the doc/LICENSE file now removes specific references to
>> ISC and UCB, and mentions an additional separate license for redblack.c,
>> whose header comments make mention of VMWare.
> In sudo 1.8.4 the UCB fnmatch.c has been replaced with a non-recursive
> BSD-licensed version that is copyright VMWare (the same version is
> now being used by apr).  Note that this is only used on systems
> without a proper fnmatch(), the fnmatch() in glibc is fine.
> The missing redblack.c license was an omission on my part dating
> back to sudo 1.7.
>> Can a lead maintainer confirm what we have is correct, or suggest what
>> we should change the licenses to?
> The main sudo license is still ISC and the other parts are (new)
> BSD-style licenses.

Thanks for the prompt reply, Todd. This is exactly the info I was 
looking for. I will correct our license metadata field to include ISC, 
BSD, and Zlib with our 1.8.4 recipe.


Scott Garman
Embedded Linux Engineer - Yocto Project
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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