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Re: xfree86 license
On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:33:20AM -0500, Christopher Hylarides wrote:
> From what I've seen of the source, openbsd has no problem giving credit.
> Most of the files that were originally ripped from netbsd still have the
> old netbsd CVS tags at the top of them, for crying out loud.
That was not Darren's point - it was more the compliance with the
license. If you read the comments at the top of the file that Darren
pointed out you will see that it is the "standard" 4 clause BSD
license. I do hope that when the next CD comes out containing the
amd64 architecture support that there is a statement there somewhere
that the CD contains code derived from NetBSD in accordance with the
license conditions in the source code. Keeping the attribution of the
source code is good but complying with the copyright holder's
conditions of use is also important.
IANAL but the sample Darren pointed at seems to have license terms
that are materially the same as those from XFree86 that seem to be
causing some grief. To be honest the subtle difference escapes me.