[jdev] Jabberd 1.4.x license concerns/questions

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Fri Apr 1 18:12:31 CST 2005

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 01:59:18AM +0200, Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:

> - the requirments are NOT for any GPL licened code. (and it's not, it's  
> just for the orginal BSD licensed code, not for the changes made to it..  
> you can distrubite those changes WITHOUT showing the BSD license)
> [...]
> the OpenSSL license is clearly different, it tries to impose licensing  
> terms on use of it's code, that are not allowed in the GPL. It sets terms  
> not just for it's own code, but for other (in this case, GPL licensed)  
> code that uses it. Which the GPL does not allow.

Ok, you seem to be arguing that the distinction is that clause 3 of the 
openssl license (the "advertising clause") applies to the GPL code as 
well, and is therefore in conflict with the GPL, while clause 2 (the 
standard BSD license reproduction clause for binaries) applies only to 
the BSD portion of the code and so in *not* in conflict.

Is that correct? And if so, I still don't understand what language 
distinguishes the two cases. Is it the reference to 'features' in the 
advertising clause?


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