Heads up: Contributions and advertisement clause

David Rhodus sdrhodus at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 05:07:57 PDT 2004

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 10:03:39 -0700 (PDT), Matthew Dillon
<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> :Hi all,
> :in the recent discussion, there was a consent that the fourth clause of
> :the original BSD license is mostly unnecessary now. It is still in a lot
> :of our code base, waiting to be cleaned up. For this to easier in the
> :future, I'd like to ask all commiters and distributers to answer this
> :mail if they agree with the removal. For those parts an explicit
> :adversitement is wanted, it should be noted explicitly.
> :
> :Doing it now saves us the paperwork for tracing down our own changes later.
> :We only have to verify / merge with FreeBSD, which is time consuming enough.
> :
> :Joerg
>     We can only remove the fourth clause for (c)Copyrights that only list
>     the U.C. Regents.  Any copyright listing other authors instead of or in
>     addition to the U.C. Regents requires us to get those author's permission.
>                                         -Matt

More information about the Kernel mailing list