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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: BSD 4 clause as a Category A license?
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:19:47 GMT
There was a recent thread on Advertising Clauses.  Here's Roy's response:

https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201606.mbox/%3c
5EA502C6-CF9B-4DB5-83D5-25280DD9FE2E@gbiv.com%3e

-Alex

On 6/16/16, 5:50 AM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" <stain@apache.org> wrote:

>No, BSD-4 is not compatible. The advertising clause is too broad to
>count as an approved open source license, e.g. an entry in our
>distribution's NOTICE is not sufficient to comply.
>
>Anyone should be able to use Apache Trafodion and advertise their
>final product (e.g. EsgynDB) as they please, as long as they respect
>Apache trademarks and follow the ASF license in their distribution.
>(e.g. propagate LICENSE and NOTICE).
>
>
>
>
>We have special permission for OpenSSL as the Open SSL authors have
>given us written permission that such a NOTICE is sufficient - but I
>am not aware of such a permission from The Regents of the University
>of California
>
>
>That said, I think the license of BSD has retrospectively been changed
>to the compatible 3-clause - but I would need to look of the details.
>See for instance:
>http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/lib/libc/stdio/vfprintf.c?rev=1.45
>&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup
>
>
>
>On 16 June 2016 at 13:21, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was wondering if BSD 4 clause counts as a Category A license as
>>defined here: http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a
>>
>> Apache Trafodion (incubating) leverages code licensed this way:
>>https://github.com/apache/incubator-trafodion/blob/master/core/sql/common
>>/swsprintf.cpp#L3
>>
>> If it is permissive to use, is it required to be published in a NOTICE
>>or DISCLAIMER file?
>>
>> John
>>
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