Re: InfoEther license
David Moreno Garza wrote:
The license seems to be a 4-clause BSD-like, which is GPL-incompatible,
I'm currently packaging revolution (a ruby library for interacting
with evolution's data-server) and I'd like to ask here if its license,
since the author uses an employer-based one, would be entirely free
(DFSG compatible), because I don't want to misunderstand anything
because of my English.
The website says the license is BSD-like, but the LICENSE file
itself, the one included on the distribution states:
IMHO, no, it's just the advertising clause, and I don't think it renders
the license non-free (altough it's an annoying clause).
Copyright (c) 2005, InfoEther, LLC
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
* 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.
* The end-user documentation included with the redistribution, if
any, must include the following acknowledgement:
"This product includes software developed in part by support from
* Neither the name of InfoEther, LLC 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 COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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 COPYRIGHT OWNER
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.
Is there any glitch on the end-user documentation point? I think this
would be the only thing I'm in doubt. I really, really appreciate any
David Moreno Garza <firstname.lastname@example.org> | http://www.damog.net/
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