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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HSQLDB as an acceptable license?
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:42:29 GMT
The issue with the advertising-clause in the BSD-4-Clause was the strength
of compliance. "All advertising materials" is a very high bar. In today's
Internet, does that include tweets about the product?

hsql doesn't really have any advertising notions.

For a license with some much lower bar notion of attribution in materials;
look at our own Apache 1.1: http://apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-1.1 It's a
much lower bar, so much less objectionable, but also something we dropped
when moving to Apache 2.0.


On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>

> The HSQLDB license is derived from BSD-3-Clause
> http://hsqldb.org/web/hsqlLicense.html
> https://spdx.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause.html
> However, it's not quite the same.  It reads similar to the BSD-4-Clause,
> however the advertising notions are moved into the 2nd clause, and the
> BSD-3-Clause's 2nd clause is split into two clauses.
> John

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