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Re: Copyright question (BSD with advertisement clause)

Le Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 01:26:55PM -0500, Joey Hess a écrit :
> Riku Voipio wrote:
> > I think the short term solution to this dilemma is to compile a list
> > of attributions needed to be included in advertizment material.
> > Also a list should be compiled attributions needed n documentation
> > (such as libjpeg's). Obviously most distributors/boob writers will
> > not notice such lists, but that's a different problem...
> Most writers don't have to worry about it, it's not as if we advertise
> Debian as "Debian.. now with Thomas G. Lane's JPEG support and OpenSSL".
> The advertisement clause tries to not allow those specific attributions
> to be used in advertisements; it does NOT require that advertisements
> contain any specific list of citations.

Actually, this is true for libjpeg and false for openssl and other
programs using similar BSD-related clauses.

 Permission is NOT granted for the use of any IJG author's name or
 company name in advertising or publicity relating to this software or
 products derived from it.  This software may be referred to only as
 "the Independent JPEG Group's software".

 All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
 software must display the following acknowledgment: "This product
 includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
 OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)"

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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