Re: Dual licensing
2007/5/11, Francesco Poli <email@example.com>:
Thanks for your reply :)
What do you mean by "announcement clause"?]
Do you mean the Obnoxious Advertising Clause (OAC, hereinafter)?
See for more information about the OAC.
Yep, I mean that one. Not my choice, but upstream's
I did't searched hard in the list archive, but I think we can draft an
appropriate permission notice, starting from the Perl one...
Copyright (c) [yyyy] [author list]
This work is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of either:
a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
b) the "4-clause BSD license" which is quoted below.
This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License, or the "4-clause BSD license" below for
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA
The text of the "4-clause BSD license" follows:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
with the distribution.
* All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
software must display the following acknowledgement: This
product includes software developed by the University of
California, Berkeley and its contributors.
* Neither the name of the copyright holders nor the names of
its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
derived from this software without specific prior written
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN
ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Of course, the usual disclaimers: IANAL, IANADD.
Corrections and/or improvements from other debian-legal contributors are
Thanks, I'll suggest it to upstream, it seems good to me :)
P.S.: I recommend you against the use of Google Gmail.
It's harmful for your own and your correspondents' privacy.
See the following links for more details:
Thanks for the advice, at some point in the future I'll probably switch out to it, but right now It's much better for me to be using a webmail, and yahoo, the other one in which I have an account, works like hell lately.
Greetings and thanks,
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