Re: BCFG Public License
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked:
> The BCFG public license (below) seems pretty much like a standard BSD
> + advertising clause license. I can't quite seem to remember what the
> current policy on that sort of license is.
Accepted but unpopular.
> Plus, it's got some other wording -- is it OK?
I'm not sure.
> Do any of you have any tips on what I might say
> to the author regarding dropping the advertising clause?
I'd look on www.fsf.org for their arguments against the BSD+ad.
> 4. All advertising materials, journal articles and documentation mentioning
> features derived from or use of the Software must display the following
This is more than just the documentation and advertising of the Software.
It includes journal articles which mearly mention use of it - is that
contaminating unrelated software?
I agree with questioning needing to agree stuff about US laws.
I'm curious what rights are reserved by the US Government - this
licence looks like it's not complete without knowing that.
Hope that helps,
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