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Re: cadaver licensing issues: openssl and GPL again

In chiark.mail.debian.legal, you wrote:

>The current generation of BSD system libraries are all licensed in a
>GPL-compatible manner (BSD license w/o advertising clause).  So this is
>not a problem unless they try to link gcc against something that has not=20
>had the licensing clause removed, such as OpenSSL. :)

mjg59@cysteine:/usr/src/lib/libc/stdio$ uname 
mjg59@cysteine:/usr/src/lib/libc/stdio$ cat _fseeko.c
/*      $NetBSD: _fseeko.c,v 1.1 2000/07/08 13:46:35 kleink Exp $ */

 * Copyright (c) 1996 Christos Zoulas.  All rights reserved.
 * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
 *    must display the following acknowledgement:
 *      This product includes software developed by Christos Zoulas.

Large swathes of NetBSD are still 4 clause BSD and aren't copyright UCB.
This includes chunks of the C library. So, no. The current generation of
BSD system libraries is very much not GPL compatible.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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