Redistributions must retain this list of conditions

Paul Guyot pguyot at
Mon Nov 12 21:43:54 UTC 2001

>>>Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright 
>>>notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
>>means that I have to retain the list of conditions from the BSD 
>>license or the list of conditions from another license (say GPL) if 
>>my code is licensed under this other license?
>No, no.  The BSD license requires you to keep the BSD metadata
>(copyright and disclaimer) with the BSD code.

Copyright and disclaimer AND conditions.

>The GPL requires that
>in your derivative work, the non-GPL code cannot impose any conditions
>other than those which the GPL imposes.

Er. Well, AFAIK, it says that the derivative work should be licensed 
under the GPL rather. It's not exactly the same.

The big problem is BSD requiring to retain the list of conditions. 
Here as well, we're back to the subject of the thread. If it didn't 
require this, I agree that it would be fully compatible with the GPL 
(with section 1 of the GPL allowing to keep copyright & disclaimer 
from the BSD).

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