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Date:      Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:20:25 +0000
From:      Saifi Khan <saifi.khan@twincling.org>
To:        Vincent Hoffman <vince@unsane.co.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ASL 2.0 based software contribution to FreeBSD code base
Message-ID:  <9a52b1190901220320p66f69d4eg5c7032fff74b469f@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4976F5E2.7090907@unsane.co.uk>
References:  <9a52b1190901201015v68473203w649af60b08fca0d2@mail.gmail.com> <4976F5E2.7090907@unsane.co.uk>

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On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Vincent Hoffman <vince@unsane.co.uk> wrote:
> Saifi Khan wrote:
>> Hi:
>>
>> Is Apache Software License (ASL) 2.0 based software contributions
>> accepted in FreeBSD code base ?
>>
>> Specific case to consider would be:
>>  a. device driver code released under ASL 2.0
>>  b. code contributed to kernel (eg. scheduler implementation) under ASL 2.0
>>  c. code contributed to userland (eg. new implementation of ctags) under ASL 2.0
>>
>> Can some of the experienced members share how things work within the
>> context of FreeBSD project ?
>>
>>
> I was going to answer with
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/pref-license.html
> however in a recent discussion on the -current list
> (http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=163526+0+current/freebsd-current)
> Brooks Davis <brooks@freebsd.org> said
> "This file is outdated.  While this remains our prefered license, the
> current
> OpenBSD prefered license is the ISC licesed which is allowed by the license
> policy we published to developers last year.  We should probably replace
> this
> page with that policy."
>
> I'd ask for a copy of the current policy on freebsd-current@ if you dont
> get any answers here.
>
>

Hi Vince:

Thank you for your kind reply.

Please see my writeup on ASL at http://www.twincling.org/node/277

While i understand ASL, i'm keen to know what are the technical
deviations (if any) in the BSD  licsense followed by FreeBSD project.

eg. if i write a device driver and release it under ASL 2.0, can it
legally make into FreeBSD project ?

-- 
thanks
Saifi.



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