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Re: On the debian-legal Summary of Creative Commons 2.0



On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 19:20:00 -0400 Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> MJ Ray wrote:
> >BSD: http://www.debian.org/misc/bsd.license
> >MIT/X11: http://www.x.org/Downloads_terms.html
> 
> Unfortunately, that is a subtly different X11 license from the one at 
> opensource.org.  :-(  (X11 stuff is actually under a mix of very
> similar but  not quite identical licenses.)  I prefer the one at
> opensource.org, because  it lacks the unnecessary "name of a copyright
> holder shall not be used... to  promote..." clause.

Wait a second...
AFAICT, there are two main licenses that are ambiguously also known as
"MIT license": the Expat license (http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt)
and the X11 license (http://www.x.org/Downloads_terms.html).

AFAIK, the latter is the only one known as "X11 license", even though,
as you correctly point out, various free X11 implementations (XFree86
before version 4.3.99cannotremember, Xorg, ...) are under a mix of
different (but similar) licenses, and not only under the "X11 license"...


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