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Re: Question about a "custom" license from dictconfig

>> The only thing I'm not sure about is whether it's OK for other people
>> also called "Vinay Sajip" to release changes under their own name.
>> Anyone know?  If not, then it fails DFSG.

Here is the problematic text:

the name of Vinay Sajip not be used in advertising or publicity
pertaining to distribution of the software without specific, written
prior permission.

Compare this to 3-clause BSD:

Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this software without specific prior written permission.

My intuition would tell me that other people named Vinay Sajip would not
be able to use their name in advertising or publicity pertaining to the
software. However, this same logic would also apply to everything
written under 3-clause BSD, the only difference being that the names
that you are not allowed to use are not expressly stated.

Also, how does not allowing the usage of a name in advertising make it
non-DFSG free?

>> Do you know whether the author would consider switching to MIT/Expat or
>> zlib wording?  They're linked from http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/
> I found this file in ryu SDN controller, they include the file I
> linked as a part of their source, so I have no contact with Vinay
> Sajip. 

You might be able to contact them. From a quick search, he's an active
stack overflow member: http://stackoverflow.com/users/118903/vinay-sajip

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