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----- Original Message -----
From: "Victoria Mah" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> I am an attorney at Cisco Systems, Inc. and have been asked to
> from a legal perspective, obligations concerning usage of your code
> whether making a donation would be appropriate. So for due diligence,
> while visiting your site, I noticed that at the "Copyright and Legal
> Information" page, the freeBSD license is posted along with the GPL
> LGPL licenses.
> I am confused why the GPL and LGPL licenses are posted at your site
> whether there are restrictions or obligations imposed, more than "Do
> claim that you wrote this." and "Do not sue us if it breaks." Is all
> the code available from your site licensed under the freeBSD copyright
> or some software available under the GPL or LGPL license?
> Also, the freeBSD copyright seems directed toward copyright but silent
> toward patent rights and trade secrets. Is this intentional?
> Thank you for any and all assistance you can give me.
> Victoria Mah
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