[vlc-devel] Kate licence and GPL ?

Remi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Wed May 14 08:47:01 CEST 2008

On Tue, 13 May 2008 21:59:03 -0700, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> Kate bitstream format was added by Vincent Penquerc'h in a previous
> patch.
> The libkate library has a COPYING file that I copied thereafter.
> Is it compatible with GPLv2+ ?
> IANAL. Who can answer ?

3-clause BSD license is fine. It does not have the annoying advertisement
clause, which you can find in OpenSSL:

    All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
    software must display the following acknowledgment:
    "This product includes software developed by ..."

and which some people (such as Debian-legal) consider non-GPL-compatible.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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