KRB5 implementation for JtR, free license

David Paleino d.paleino at
Sun Jan 18 18:11:59 UTC 2009

thanks for your quick reply.

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:54:52 -0500, Nasko Oskov wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 04:58:01PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> > If you wish the patch to be added to the official Debian package, please
> > consider licensing the code under a DFSG-free license, such as GPL, BSD or
> > MIT/X11 (there are many others, though).
> > 
> > As far as I can see from , the latest Heimdal releases
> > are released under BSD-3. Another option would then be rewriting the
> > "plugin" basing from a BSD-3-licensed version of Heimdal.
> I would not mind the patch being added to Debian. Feel free to modify
> the header to indicate that I'm licensing the code under the BSD
> license.
> Let me know if you have other questions or anything is required of me.

The original author stated that BSD-3 is not acceptable for inclusion into
upstream code. Do you wish to license it under BSD-2?

For more information:

By the way, it seems like you're not the copyright holder for KRB5_fmt.c,
that's what I meant with:

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 04:58:01PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> [..] you're listed as the author in src/KRB5_fmt.c (the copyright holder is
> not a "human", but I believe you could have contacts there).

Not being the copyright holder, you cannot really exercise any right on the

 *  Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
 *  (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden).
 *  All rights reserved.

Do you work there? Any chance I can get an official mail from there? I suppose
those copyright lines come from older Heimdal sources, that's why I suggested
rewriting the module using newer BSD-3-licensed sources.

Again, thank you for your promptness,

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