On Sun, 2008-09-14 at 17:11 +0200, Göran Uddeborg wrote:
Would you agree that the packaging of these scripts together with
ttf2pt1 proper be legal according to the license? Or should I exclude
them from the package anyway?
So, given the context, I would agree.
In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
the scope of this License
It really does depend on the situation, are these scripts part of the
"Program" or simply aggregated along with the "Program"? Given your
description, it seems like they are just included for convenience.
You can include them in the package if you want, and if you do, note
them in the license tag like this:
License: GPLv2+ and BSD with advertising
Nevertheless, I would _still_ encourage upstream to drop the advertising
clause, just to clear up the issue entirely. You should point out to
them that the original BSD Author (University of Berkeley) has dropped
the clause (for all items which they are the copyright holder), and ask
them if they are willing to do the same (if they're the copyright holder
for those scripts).