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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LEGAL-252) BSD and "BSD-like" licenses
Date Wed, 11 May 2016 23:47:12 GMT

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Henri Yandell commented on LEGAL-252:
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I would say that the latter is different enough from BSD to warrant being raised. 

BSD-like should really only be for times when folk have taken BSD and made innocuous changes;
rather than a phrase meaning 'permissive license'. For example, the first listed license has
OWNER or HOLDER in its no warrant/liability caps section. Close enough methinks.

So if it looks nothing like it, discuss it with your PMC and/or legal-discuss.

I assume you'll want to discuss http://git.mpich.org/mpich.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/COPYRIGHT
- so let's morph this issue into review of that license.

> BSD and "BSD-like" licenses
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-252
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-252
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Question
>            Reporter: Andrew Palumbo
>         Attachments: MPICH-BSD-LIKE.txt, MVAPICH2-BSD.TXT
>
>
> I'm unclear on whether BSD licenses are allowed in Apache projects.  Whats more I'm looking
at some other software that claims to be "BSD-like" licensed (but looks nothing like some
of the licenses described in LEGAL-59 and from the License page on apache.org
> The BSD license is the attached MPVAPICH-BSD.txt and the "BSD-like" is MPICH.txt.
> Also can be found here: 
> - BSD:
> http://mvapich.cse.ohio-state.edu/static/media/mvapich/LICENSE-MV2.TXT
>  - "BSD-Like"
> http://git.mpich.org/mpich.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/COPYRIGHT
> Thanks  



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