Coda File System

Coda license

From: Peter J. Braam <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 17:48:31 -0500 (EST)
Hi Theo,

I think this needs just a little further clarification:

 - the kernel code for NetBSD and FreeBSD is in their tree, under a BSD
license and that will continue to be the case.  Of course we will not try
to either revoke a license already granted, nor is it our intention to
even change the license on the kernel code (it is finally in their tree).

I should have clarified this, sorry. 

 - all remaining code for Coda are user level servers and utilities.
NetBSD and FreeBSD have other GPL'd utilities such as gcc.  Samba is a
good example of a GPL'd file server.  So I don't really see that this
situation is much different from other packages in use by those systems.

- Peter -

On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Theo de Raadt wrote:

> > - Coda is now GPL'd - primarily because we want to indicate that we are
> > really an OSS project.
> good move -- you've just alienated all the other operating systems and
> ensured that none of them will ever fully integrate coda into the
> default install.  i bet you'll be seeing freebsd and netbsd deleting
> coda in the next couple of days, since they have rules against
> dropping GPL code into their kernel tree.
> We'll stick with ARLA.  It's really _free_ software.
Received on 1999-01-06 17:49:48