Redistributions must retain this list of conditions

John Cowan jcowan at
Mon Nov 12 23:06:38 UTC 2001

Paul Guyot wrote:

> 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).

Ah, okay.  Section 1 also requires you to keep the license with the
software; keeping the BSD license with BSD software (and that's all
the BSD license *is*, conditions and copyright and disclaimer) doesn't
seem like much of a stretch.

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