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3-clause BSD with additional disclaimers



Hi all!  :)

I filed a RFP wishlist bug about a very interesting scientific/technical
data visualizer called VisIt (see bug #395573 [1]).

Its license is a 3-clause BSD license with some additional disclaimers;
it can be read here[2] and is fully quoted below for future reference.
IMO, this license is fine for Debian main.
Anyway, while I wait that someone gets interested (perhaps by visiting
its website[3]) and volunteers to package this program, I wanted to
check that the additional disclaimers really do not cause any problems.
Hence, here I am to ask whether anyone sees any problems with this
license...

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/395573
[2] http://www.llnl.gov/visit/license.html
[3] http://www.llnl.gov/visit/


Full quotation of the license text follows:


| Copyright (c) 2000 - 2006.
| The Regents of the University of California.
| Produced at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
| Written by Sean Ahern, Kathleen Bonnell, Eric Brugger, Hank Childs,
| Jeremy Meredith, Mark Miller, and Brad Whitlock. UCRL-CODE-222686
| All rights reserved.
| 
| Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
| modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
| met:
| 
|     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
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|     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
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|       noted below) in the documentation and/or materials provided with
|       the distribution.
|     * Neither the name of the UC/LLNL 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
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| 
| Additional BSD Notice
| 
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| 
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| 
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