Re: Draft new DFSG - r1.4
> The advertising clause applies only to distribution. The SWI clause
> appears to apply to mere use.
> So the SWI clause is actually *more* restrictive! And as others have
> pointed out, the BSD advertising clause only applies if you explicitly
> mention the BSD derived software.
> My point was why is the SWI clause acceptable for free software (as Ian
> seemed to imply), and the BSDish clause not?
I think that Ian and I interpret the clause differently. He seems to read
it as applying only to distribution. I suspect that is the intent, but the
wording is so vague that it appears to me to apply to use as well.
> If anybody cares, my opinion is that both are acceptable.
What if I write a system utility in SWI Prolog? Someone might use it in
their research and not even know that they are using SWI Prolog.
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Dancing Horse Hill