Re: Status of BSD-like licences with advertisement clauses.
* Ganesan Rajagopal <firstname.lastname@example.org> [060823 10:40]:
> >> I have been told by two different developers that licences using the
> >> 4-clauses BSD licence as a template are free or non-free
> > Sounds like some DD could use a licensing refresher course. 4-clause BSD has
> > always been considered free by Debian.
> However it's not GPL compatible. May be that's the source of confusion?
It's not only GPL-incompatible, it is also ugly and actively
discouraged by most people. It's more or less a debt of history.
If it wasn't around for so long before people started to think about
free software, I doubt it would have gotten its blessing.
So its good for main, but please still try to convice everyone involved
to drop it.
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