Thu Jan 17 08:50:00 GMT 2002
Here's the full text of what Chuck sent me. Maybe it'll help:
"Bad news. The stuff you took from OpenBSD is licensed under the BSD
w/advertising clause. And, since it is owned by Klaus Klein and/or "The
NetBSD Foundation" it does NOT fall under the blanket changeover (from
w/advert clause to NO advert clause) issued by the UCalBerkeley folks.
Since the BSD+advert license is incompatible with the GPL, you CANNOT
legally mix the two -- you can't even link a BSD+advert library with a
GPL executable. You can't link a BSD+advert .o with a GPL .o. And you
*definitely* can't mix BSD+advert code with GPL code in the same .c file."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corinna Vinschen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:49 AM
> To: 'Corinna Vinschen'
> Subject: Re: FW: fnmatch
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 11:16:02AM -0500, Mark Bradshaw wrote:
> > Oops. Chuck caught a licensing problem with the openbsd version of
> > strptime...
> > Bad news. The stuff you took from OpenBSD is licensed
> under the BSD
> > w/advertising clause. And, since it is owned by Klaus
> Klein and/or "The
> > NetBSD Foundation" it does NOT fall under the blanket
> changeover (from
> > w/advert clause to NO advert clause) issued by the
> UCalBerkeley folks.
> I (still) don't exactly understand the implications of that clause.
> And the fnmatch.c code is copyrighted by UCB...
> Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails
> regarding Cygwin to
> Cygwin Developer
> Red Hat, Inc.
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