ASL 2.0 based software contribution to FreeBSD code base
cswiger at mac.com
Wed Mar 11 12:18:34 PDT 2009
On Mar 11, 2009, at 6:43 AM, Saifi Khan wrote:
> Is Apache Software License (ASL) 2.0 based software contributions
> accepted in FreeBSD code base ?
There is a strong preference for the "Simplified" or 2-clause BSD
license. The ASL2 more closely resembles the old or 4-clause BSD
license including the "advertising clause". There does not appear to
be any code under the ASL2 in FreeBSD at present, although OpenSSL is
dual-licensed and part of it resembles the ASL2.
> Specific case to consider would be:
> a. device driver code released under ASL 2.0
> b. code contributed to kernel (eg. scheduler implementation)
> under ASL 2.0
> c. code contributed to userland (eg. new implementation of
> ctags) under ASL 2.0
> Can some of the experienced members share how things work within the
> context of FreeBSD project ?
Likely that some of these cases (ie, c) would handled by having the
software be in the ports tree rather than in the FreeBSD base code
itself, but the decision would be up to FreeBSD's core team....
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