[License-review] For Legacy Approval: LBNL BSD
cowan at ccil.org
Fri May 17 02:11:14 UTC 2019
Well, I suppose because of the default copyleft. If you publish a
derivative work and *don't* give it a specific license, it gets the LBNL
BSD by default rather than the usual default, which is no-license.
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 7:11 PM Bruce Perens via License-review <
license-review at lists.opensource.org> wrote:
> Why do they still need to use this rather than the plain BSD license?
> On Thu, May 16, 2019, 16:33 Sebastian Ainslie <sainslie at lbl.gov> wrote:
>> The license:
>> Copyright (c) XXXX, The Regents of the University of California, through
>> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (subject to receipt of any required
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>> (3) Neither the name of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley
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>> may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
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>> You are under no obligation whatsoever to provide any bug fixes, patches,
>> upgrades to the features, functionality or performance of the source code
>> ("Enhancements") to anyone; however, if you choose to make your
>> available either publicly, or directly to Lawrence Berkeley National
>> Laboratory, without imposing a separate written license agreement for such
>> Enhancements, then you hereby grant the following license: a
>> royalty-free perpetual license to install, use, modify, prepare derivative
>> works, incorporate into other computer software, distribute, and
>> such Enhancements or derivative works thereof, in binary and source code
>> The rationale:
>> The LBNL BSD has been in use since 2003. It has an ADDED paragraph at the
>> end that makes it easier to accept improvements without a specific grant
>> Early examples:
>> Proliferation category:
>> Special purpose - US Federal National Lab
>> Kind regards
>> Sebastian Ainslie
>> Principal Commercialization & Licensing Lead Intellectual Property Office
>> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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