Legacy Approval - CodeIgniter License Agreement

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Oct 25 01:10:36 UTC 2010

Richard Fontana wrote:

>>> No, point 5 is similar to the advertising clause of 4-clause BSD, which
>>> has never been approved.  I don't see why this should be approved now.
>> The four-clause BSD license has been deprecated since ~1999, but it's not against any of the OSD clauses either....
> Clause 5 of this license is not a 4-clause-BSD-style advertising
> clause. It is an acknowledgement requirement which seems comparable to
> ones I've seen in some other licenses generally regarded as free
> software/open source (though probably raising issues of GPL
> compatibility).

It uses different wording, but I think the effect is similar.  It is not
a question of preserving copyright notices (which is handled by points 2
and 3 here and 1 and 2 in BSD), but of mandatory acknowledgments in
"materials" (here) or "advertising" (BSD).


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