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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:



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:
>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:
>> If it is permissive to use, is it required to be published in a NOTICE
>>or DISCLAIMER file?
>> John
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>Stian Soiland-Reyes
>Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons
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