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- Subject: Re: Lua for PalmOS - vsprintf.c will be resolved. I promise. :-)
- From: Jamie Webb <j@...>
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 11:07:14 +0000
> MIT license == modified BSD license to all intents and purposes.
> > :( But I think the BSD license will be useful, since the difference is
> > just the "no-endorsement final clause".
> > (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php)
> It doesn't have that, it's been modified.
A modified (3-clause) BSD license still has that clause (well, there's a
2-clause version that deletes that one as well, but it's rare). It's the
'obnoxious advertising' clause that got deleted. I think the confusion arises
because that used to be clause 3 out of 4, so when people see that clause 3
has been deleted, they think it's referring to clause 3 of the modified BSD
(which was clause 4 of the original one).
Incidentally (and IANAL), I would advise against considering the MIT and even
2-clause BSD licenses to be interchangeable, even though they have same
spirit: slightly different readings are possible of when and where copyright
notices are necessary.
This is the original (4-clause) BSD license:
Copyright (c) 1993 The Regents of the University of California.
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
1) Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2) 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.
*** This clause is deleted in the modified license:
3) All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must
display the following acknowledgement: This product includes software
developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its contributors.
4) Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors may be
used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
specific prior written permission.
-- Jamie Webb