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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

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:

Other projects, such as NetBSD, use a similar 2-clause license, but without the additional disclaimer.

cynwulf 06-26-2019 05:49 PM

Perhaps consider the ISC licence:

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