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Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 14:11:05 +0200
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] pam_tcb update

On Sat, Jul 07, 2018 at 02:37:58AM +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 06, 2018 at 03:33:28PM +0200, Solar Designer wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 02:29:19AM +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> > > I've got a few patches for pam_tcb.  Tested in Sisyphus.
> > 
> > Thanks.  I think we should get these into Owl-current (even though these
> > changes don't matter much for Owl yet), test them a bit more in there,
> > then release tcb 1.2.  For the testing in Owl-current, use version
> > numbers like 1.1.x or even 1.1.9.x (indicating that we're closer to 1.2
> > than to 1.1).
> 
> OK, but I'm not sure I remember correctly how to get anything into
> Owl-current.

Well, I hope you'll manage.

> > For the release, we also need updated LICENSE (copyright years) and
> > ChangeLog.  We could also use this opportunity to relax the license for
> > our newly written source files (not inherited from pam_unix).  There's
> > no reason to subject them to 3-clause BSD or GPL (BTW, of unspecified
> > version) that the whole thing is under for historical reasons - we can
> > as well use 0-clause BSD for them (add such comments to the files
> > themselves).  If we go for this, we need to ask Rafal for his approval.
> 
> I don't mind changing the license this way, although I don't see any
> practical difference so far.

I thought of this in context of possible contributions to and/or fork of
Alpine Linux, where tcb's code for accessing /etc/tcb safely could
become part of the passwd program.  (I think Alpine doesn't use PAM.)

Alexander

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