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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
Message-Id: 4F73C231.6050808@cs.stonybrook.edu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New License: FreeBSD License by Tim Harder
On 03/28/12 21:28, Tim Harder wrote:
> On 2012-03-28 Wed 17:31, Richard Yao wrote: >>> Gentoo/FreeBSD is currently using the BSD license, but it seems that >>> this is not the license used by the BSD project: >>> http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html >>> In particular, the FreeBSD license removes the third clause and appends >>> "The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation >>> are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing >>> official policies, either expressed or implied, of the FreeBSD Project." >>> For comparison, here is a link to the BSD license in portage: >>> http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/licenses/BSD?view=markup >>> Does anyone have any objections to committing the FreeBSD license to >>> portage? > >> As a small correction, I meant to say the FreeBSD project, not the BSD >> project. > > Isn't this just a slightly modified version of the BSD-2 license in the > tree? > > Tim >
You are right. I spoke to ulm about this and the disclaimer can be considered separate from the license. Gentoo/FreeBSD will need to switch 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>