Policy for attribution

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Tue Jul 11 16:46:10 UTC 2006

Lawrence Rosen scripsit:

> 2) Requirements for attribution notices in displays, advertising,
> documentation, and other run-time notices have never previously been
> allowed in open source licenses. (See, e.g., the BSD advertising
> clause).

Au contraire.  No one has ever denied that the 4-clause (original) BSD
license is open source, to my knowledge.  The removal of the
3rd clause was about making it GPL-compatible and easier to
administer, not about open-sourceness.

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