[rancid] RANCID licensing
dan at intentionet.com
Thu Jan 25 18:29:58 UTC 2018
I noticed that the RANCID license  appears to be a modified BSD 4-clause
We'd like to use some code derived from RANCID in an open source, Apache
2.0 licensed project. However, it appears that BSD 4-clause and Apache 2.0
licenses are incompatible.
The Apache Software Foundation legal team has previously found that BSD
4-clause is incompatible with Apache 2.0 licensing , because of the
advertising clause. IMO, though I am nothing like a lawyer, the Apache 2.0
NOTICES requirement is a good replacement for advertising clause that
serves a similar purpose.
I wonder if this issue has come up here before, and whether the RANCID
copyright holders would consider relicensing under the BSD 2-Clause in
order to enable broader use.
Of course our project would be happy to call out RANCID in its README/etc.
as well -- my main concern is putting an accurate license on our project
and not placing undue burden on our transitive users.
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