Motivation for Sleepycat + MIT hybrid

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Apr 13 04:42:03 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen scripsit:

> IANAL, but I don't think this license (Sleepycat + MIT) allows
> incorporation of your code into software with simple permissive licenses
> (e.g. BSD).  To do so, you would need to allow your code to be
> distributed under the BSD license. The BSD license /does/ allow
> modifications to be kept secret.

Sleepycat + MIT is self-contradictory anyway, because MIT allows
sublicensing: you can strip off the Sleepycat language whenever
you want.

A: "Spiro conjectures Ex-Lax."                  John Cowan
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  --"Jeopardy" for generative semanticists

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