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Re: BSD license, core libraries, and NetBSD



On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 09:44:54PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
>  * 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.

1) Don't advertise.
2) Don't mention features or use of the software under the above license
   in your advertisements.
3) Clause 4 could be considered specific prior written permission to
   display the exact acknowledgement listed in clause 3.

Incidentally, neither clause 3 nor clause 4 of the traditional BSD
copyright license is actually enforceable under copyright law, at least
in the United States.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/17/chapters/1/sections/section_106.html

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Ethan Benson

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