Re: Doubts regarding the GPLv(2,3) compatibility of libpcap
>> * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
>> * must display the following acknowledgement:
>> * This product includes software developed by Yen Yen Lim and
>> North Dakota State University
>> * 4. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products
>> * derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
> I think the FSF juge that this license is not compatible. Personally I
> have difficulties to understand why does it not fall with the points b
> and c (par 7) of GPLv3
The so-called "obnoxious advertising clause" is 3, not 4.
You are right clause 4 is perfectly fine.