Re: Does this conform to DFSG?
> Dear friends,
> I would like you to help me validate the license ("Vovida
> Software License") below. It is taken from http://www.vovida.org. My
> questions are:
> 1. Does this license conform to DFSG?
> 2. Could we mix codes licensed by "Vovida Software License" with other
> codes (especially GPL, BSD, etc)?
> Thanks for your kindly help.
Looks like the old 4-clause BSD with Vovida substituted for "Regents of UC
Berkeley." That's DFSG compliant, but not GPL compatible. If you don't
have a problem with it, the new BSD license is GPL compatible.
> Vovida Software License
> The Vovida Software License, Version 1.0
> Copyright (c) 2000 Vovida Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
> are met:
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. 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
> 3. The names "VOCAL", "Vovida Open Communication Application Library",
> and "Vovida Open Communication Application Library (VOCAL)" must
> not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
> software without prior written permission. For written
> permission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
> 4. Products derived from this software may not be called "VOCAL", nor
> may "VOCAL" appear in their name, without prior written
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