Re: FWD: Bug#121916: analog should be in non-free
On 6 Dec 2001, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Let me try and restate my reasoning. When making a derived work from GPL
> > source, you are not allowed to add extra, more restrictive conditions on
> > top of the GPL conditions. But the (new) BSD licence does impose an extra
> > condition, namely the condition to reproduce the BSD licence. It's not an
> > onerous condition, or a condition that damages freeness -- but it is an
> > extra condition. So how can one make a work derived from both BSD and GPL
> > source?
> Um, the GPL already requires that you keep all the "appropriate
> copyright notices" intact. So the BSD license is not adding some new
> condition at all; it's repeating a portion of the GPL's condition.
I don't have any problem with the copyright notice. My problem is that the
BSD licence requires that you reproduce not only the copyright notice, but
also the licence itself and their disclaimer. This seems like extra
conditions to me.
Stephen Turner, Cambridge, UK http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adelie/stephen/
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