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Re: [debian-ntp] Bug#328200: Problems with ntp

Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> writes:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> wrote:

>>> There are several files that are BSD with advertising clause, including
>>> libntp/memmove.c, libntp/mktime.c, libntp/random.c, libntp/strerror.c,
>>> libntp/strstr.c, ntpd/refclock_jupiter.c, and ntpd/refclock_mx4200.c.
>>> These should be referenced in debian/copyright.

>> BSD with advertising isn't GPL compatible.

> The UCB advertising clause has been rescinded by the copyright owner.
> See this authorization.

>   ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/4bsd/README.Impt.License.Change

> The advertising clause is no longer required and is deleted.  With all
> of the usual cautions about IANAL I believe it is enough to delete
> that clause from the copyright and reference that document.

It's okay for those files where the copyright is held by the Board of
Trustees of the University of California, which likely includes at least
strerror.c, strstr.c, memmove.c, and probably mktime.c.  If the others are
held by a different copyright holder, you can't just change the license.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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