On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 05:53, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:23:45AM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 00:23 -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>> Does having it sit in the source (and not build it) present any
>>> problems? I don't think so, since the BSD-4 stuff does not mix with
>>> the GPL-2 stuff.
>> Its kind of grey if this is ok.  The license seems to say that the
>> advertising clause would only take effect if the file is used in the
>> software, not just distributed as is.  But its not very clear to me.
> Your question is right, Felipe, but the problem is not GPL compatibility
> (which kicks in only for binary code).  The problem is with DFSG not
> allowing to redistribute code containing the advertising clause of BSD-4.

How did you arrive at this conclusion? AFAIK, BSD-4 has no problems
with the DFSG.


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