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jr_bob_dobbs 06-26-2019 07:32 AM

Question on the BSD 2-clause license
 
Apologies in advance, because I could not with certainty determine which section this should be posted in.

A question has emerged on the BSD 2-clause license. The last paragraph of that license is
Code:

The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are
those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official
policies, either expressed or implied, of the <project name> project.

What if the program being licensed is not part of a "project?" What if it's just: Bob wrote a program here it is enjoy and have a nice day? I assume removing the paragraph would make it no longer the BSD 2-clause license. So when there is no project, how does one word it? Or must one go to a different license?

Thank you.

sevendogsbsd 06-26-2019 07:37 AM

Just guessing because I have never had to deal with this: the project name would be the program Bob wrote. The license would pertain to that application. All applications are "projects" whether 1 person wrote it or 100 people wrote it.

My .02.

ntubski 06-26-2019 05:00 PM

You could do like NetBSD:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_li...SD_License%22)
Quote:

Other projects, such as NetBSD, use a similar 2-clause license, but without the additional disclaimer.
http://www.netbsd.org/about/redistribution.html#default

cynwulf 06-26-2019 05:49 PM

Perhaps consider the ISC licence: https://www.isc.org/licenses/


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