Op wo 22-10-2003, om 21:46 schreef Adam Majer: > Hi, > > Could anyone tell me if the "BSD Protection License" can be used > for main? > > It can be found at: > > http://people.debian.org/~adamm/LICENSE There have been numerous people explaining that this license seems non-DFSG-free, and I concur. However, even if the wording were changed to more clearly allow people to choose between 3 and 4, I don't think it serves its purpose (that of being GPL-incompatible): If there's an option to choose between either paragraph 3 and paragraph 4, this means you can effectively ignore paragraph 3 entirely if the Program is coupled with code under another license. So, to check whether or not the license is GPL-compatible, one would have to see whether any of the terms in the license _outside of paragraph 3_ impose 'further restrictions' as defined in the GPL. I don't think that is the case; AFAICS, the only GPL-incompatibility in this entire license is paragraph 3c. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org If you're running Microsoft Windows, either scan your computer on viruses, or stop wasting my bandwith and remove me from your addressbook. *now*.
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