[Fedora-legal-list] "Old Style with legal disclaimer 4" MIT license

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Aug 20 18:26:16 UTC 2009

On 08/20/2009 02:12 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> I was looking at a package which contains license text identical to:
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/MIT#Old_Style_with_legal_disclaimer_4
> (the review is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452321)
> The package maintainer and upstream contend this is BSD, not MIT.
> Personally I think the license tag is for Fedora's use, and so there
> shouldn't be any harm in just using MIT as the licensing page
> indicates.  Still, I figured it would be good to double-check.

Upstream is wrong. Please tag it as MIT.

The BSD license (as written by the Regents of the University of
California) is notably different. It is occasionally confusing because
occasionally, in recent years, works coming out of California
Universities (thus, copyright held by the Regents of the University of
California) have used the MIT license.


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