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Re: [Fedora-legal-list] BSD vs. MIT license



On 07/05/2009 02:18 PM, Christian Krause wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> during a package review I have found another BSD/MIT license issue for
> which I'd like to get some advice:
> 
> The package "ewl" from the enlightenment project contains a COPYING file
>   [1] which looks much more similar to an MIT license then to a BSD license.
> 
> However, the spec file which is included in the upstream tarball
> explicitly states BSD.
> In various discussions on their mailing list "E-devel" the developers
> also usually refer only to the BSD license (e.g. [2]).
> 
> Any help is appreciated!

The license you're referencing is:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT_With_Advertising

Free, but GPL incompatible.

Use this for the spec:

License: MIT with advertising

The fact that upstream incorrectly refers to it as "BSD" is irrelevant. :)

~spot


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