4 Clause license?

Simon L. Nielsen simon at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 17 12:04:22 PST 2003

On 2003.11.17 14:48:08 -0500, Rod Taylor wrote:
> The PostgreSQL group has recently had a patch submitted with a snippet
> of code from FreeBSDs src/bin/mkdir/mkdir.c.
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/bin/mkdir/mkdir.c?annotate=1.27
> Is this intentionally under the 4 clause license or does the copyright
> from the website (2 clause) applied to everything that is non-contrib?

The license in each file is the one that is authoritative.  The file you
are refering to has original 'The Regents of the University of
California' copyright, so the "advertising clause" is revoked as per
ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/4bsd/README.Impt.License.Change .

Hope this helps.

Disclaimer: This is my own view of the issue, and I don't speak
"officially" for the FreeBSD project.

I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong :-).

Simon L. Nielsen
FreeBSD Documentation Team
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