On 10/14/2009 07:35 AM, Ziyad Saeed wrote:
There is a question by one of the opensource developers of NanoTCAD
whether his code which is a 4-clause BSD is allowed to be packaged in
Fedora Electronics Lab or not.
It is permitted, but it is worth mentioning that because of the
"advertising" clause, this license is GPL incompatible, which may cause
problems with other software.
The original author of the BSD license (Regents of the University of
California) has stopped using the advertising clause, and has withdrawn
it from all code for which they are the copyright holder. I would
strongly advise the NanoTCAD developer to also drop the advertising clause.
For more information, see:
Tom Callaway, Fedora Legal