4 Clause license?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Mon Nov 17 12:21:13 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 02:48:08PM -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?
> http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html

That copyright notice on the website should apply to everything that is
not under some other license.  Different parts of the system is under
different licenses and copyrights depending on who wrote it.
The mkdir.c *was* under the 4 clause license. However all material that
was part of the original BSDs and thus was copyrighted by "The Regents
of the University of California" has had its license changed such that
clause 3 (the advertising clause) no longer apply.  This would seem to
include mkdir.c
Most of the files in the source tree have not had their copyright
notices updated to reflect this.
See http://www.freebsd.org/copyright/license.html  for details on this

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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