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Re: BSD license, core libraries, and NetBSD



On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 09:26:28PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Joel Baker <lucifer@lightbearer.com>
> 
> > 2) I assert that NetBSD's libc, while under a 4-clause license, qualifies
> > under the GPL clause exempting system libraries from the linking
> > limitations (that nailed OpenSSL and others).
> 
> Which part of "unless that component itself accompanies the
> executable" don't you understand?
>
> > > What is the fourth clause of the license you're referring to?
> 
> > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html has an example of the clause in
> > question.
> 
> The clause quoted there has the number 3 attached to it. Again: What
> is the fourth clause of the license you're referring to? Or is there a
> zeroth clause?

The clause that become #3 in the BSD revised license. But since even
this appears to be unlikely to satisfy you:

$ head -35 /usr/src/distrib/notes/common/legal.common

.\"     $NetBSD: legal.common,v 1.26.2.1 2002/07/02 04:20:05 lukem Exp $
.\"
.\" Copyright (c) 1999-2002 The NetBSD Foundation, 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
distribution.
.\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
software
.\"    must display the following acknowledgement:
.\"        This product includes software developed by the NetBSD
.\"        Foundation, Inc. and its contributors.
.\" 4. Neither the name of The NetBSD Foundation nor the names of its
.\"    contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
.\"    from this software without specific prior written permission.
.\"
.\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE NETBSD FOUNDATION, INC. AND
CONTRIBUTORS
.\" ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED
.\" TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR
.\" PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FOUNDATION OR
CONTRIBUTORS
.\" BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY,
OR
.\" CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
.\" SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR
BUSINESS
.\" INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER
IN
.\" CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
OTHERWISE)
.\" ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED
OF THE
.\" POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
.\"
.
.
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Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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