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From "Robert Burrell Donkin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LEGAL-59) Is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party licensing policy?
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 18:22:16 GMT
Is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party licensing policy?
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                 Key: LEGAL-59
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-59
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Robert Burrell Donkin
            Assignee: Robert Burrell Donkin


BSD license family template [1] includes the clause:

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions
and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
distribution.

My reading is that this means that the complete license [1] must be reproduced when a binary
is included within an Apache release

This leads to the question: is the BSD License a NOTICE for the purposes of 3rd party licensing
policy?

Robert

[1]
Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER>
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 notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer.
    * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list
of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
with the distribution.
    * Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> 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 LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER
OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS
OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING
IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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