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From: Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New License: FreeBSD License
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 02:03:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New License: FreeBSD License by Tim Harder
1 On 03/28/12 21:28, Tim Harder wrote:
2 > On 2012-03-28 Wed 17:31, Richard Yao wrote:
3 >>> Gentoo/FreeBSD is currently using the BSD license, but it seems that
4 >>> this is not the license used by the BSD project:
5 >>>
6 >>> In particular, the FreeBSD license removes the third clause and appends
7 >>> "The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation
8 >>> are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing
9 >>> official policies, either expressed or implied, of the FreeBSD Project."
10 >>> For comparison, here is a link to the BSD license in portage:
11 >>>
12 >>> Does anyone have any objections to committing the FreeBSD license to
13 >>> portage?
14 >
15 >> As a small correction, I meant to say the FreeBSD project, not the BSD
16 >> project.
17 >
18 > Isn't this just a slightly modified version of the BSD-2 license in the
19 > tree?
20 >
21 > Tim
22 >
24 You are right. I spoke to ulm about this and the disclaimer can be
25 considered separate from the license. Gentoo/FreeBSD will need to switch
26 to BSD-2, but aside from that, there is no need for a new license.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] New License: FreeBSD License Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>