a data licensing problem

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Nov 9 00:59:23 UTC 2002

Lawrence E. Rosen writes:
 > The Sleepycat license is vendor and product specific.  It refers to "DB
 > software" (whatever that is) and includes the following warranty: "THIS
 > Sleepycat licenses is not reusable as is by other vendors.

Yeah, and you wouldn't want to, either.  You'd want to use the
Academic Free License.

 > I notice that the Sleepycat license as published on the OSI website
 > includes a copy of two other licenses, one probably the BSD license and
 > the other a Harvard license.  That's probably in error.  I'm copying
 > OSI's webmaster, because that probably needs to be corrected.

No, actually, that *is* the Sleepycat license.  All three parts.  You
have to comply with all the terms listed therein.

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