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Re: Which license for a documentation?

On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 09:16:07PM +0200, Måns Rullgård wrote:
> >> Isn't that what the fuss about the "obnoxious advertising clause" of
> >> the old BSD (and new XF86) licence is all about?
> >
> > No. That is almost, but not quite, entirely irrelevant to the issues
> > with those licenses.
> I thought the advertising clause was just about the only restriction
> in those licenses, the problem being that the GPL doesn't allow extra
> restrictions.

The fuss about the OAC was that it required credit in advertising.  Please read


"Imagine if a software system required 75 different sentences, each one
naming a different author or group of authors. To advertise that, you
would need a full-page ad."

It's also GPL-incompatible, for the reason you gave, but that's not what
"the fuss was about".

Glenn Maynard

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