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Re: libreadline

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 12:09:49AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I think it's a very safe bet that the Regents of the University of
> California abandoned the advertising clause because their lawyers
> decided it was untenable.[2]  Huge institutions like that don't loosen
> licensing terms out of charity.

On the other hand, lawyers don't drop clauses just because they are
unenforcible :-)

One possibility is that they thought that defending the advertising clause
might weaken their position on another issue.  Maybe they want to be able
to argue against a similar clause in someone else's license.

Or maybe this license change was an actual case of a huge institution doing
something sensible.  It does happen.

Richard Braakman

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