[jdev] Jabberd 1.4.x license concerns/questions

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Fri Apr 1 17:22:40 CST 2005

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 01:02:08AM +0200, Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:

> They're clearly not talking about a copyright notice on top of a source  
> file here. If you mention it in an advertisement you have to credit them,  
> if you distribute a binary (in the case of GPL you are NOT required to  
> include the source) you must credit them. etc.

But how is this different from the BSD clause:

* 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.

That was the substance of my question. Is this not a similar limitation 
on distribution imposed by the license? Why is this GPL-compatible, when 
the advertising clause is not?


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