Best way to add a branding requirement.

Russell Nelson nelson at
Mon Sep 12 02:15:29 UTC 2005

Yes, we need to figure out how attribution requirements fit into the
OSD.  McCoy is perfectly correct about the history of attribution

First, can the OSD be interpreted to say anything one way or another?

Second, is an attribution requirement acceptable?

Smith, McCoy writes:
 > You probably want to read up on the history of the "obnoxious
 > advertising clause" of the old BSD.  There is a summary here.

 > From: Peter Urbanec [mailto:opensource at] 
 > requirement. Effectively, they would like any product that makes use of 
 > their code to display a "Powered by X" logo in the user interface and 

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