[License-discuss] Tweaking the BSD license template

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Nov 8 21:58:55 UTC 2013

On 08/11/13 09:36, David Woolley wrote:
> It's very common.  Microsoft use a lot of BSD code and I'd be surprised
> if they hadn't modified it, and therefore become one of the copyright
> owners.  I hadn't noticed Microsoft being shy about branding their
> products.

I'm not sure you understand clause 3. Clause 3, in this case, would say
"You (a non-Microsoft person) can't use Microsoft's name to promote this
product without their prior written permission."

Are you saying that Microsoft would often want to give that blanket
permission to 3rd parties to use Microsoft's name to promote those 3rd
parties' products which used some MS code which was BSDed? That seems
unlikely to me.


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