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Date:      Fri, 3 Sep 1999 18:39:03 -0700
From:      "Dave Walton" <>
To:        "David Schwartz" <>, <freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Berkeley removes Advertising Clause
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In-Reply-To: <000001bef664$4e26f110$>
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On 3 Sep 99, at 16:30, David Schwartz wrote:

> > > The removal of the advertising clause makes it possible to
> > > relicense BSD code under the GPL.
> > 
> > Does it?  Only the copyright holder can change the license, and 
> > they can do that whether or not there is an advertising clause.  
> > Removal of that clause doesn't allow a third party to change the 
> > license, because they don't have that right.
> 	Yes it does, because the license gives them that right. Try reading it. :)

I have, and I don't see that.  You can redistribute as long as you 
meet certain conditions.  One of those conditions is that the 
copyright, conditions, and disclaimer (which constitute the license) 
be kept.  Also, by default, the right to determine the license 
belongs to the copyright holder, and I don't see anything in the 
license that specifically assigns that right to the user.

Hey, I might be wrong (IANAL).  I just don't see what you say is in 
there.  But I'm only too happy to be educated.  Please show me 
where in the license it gives away the right to change the license.


Dave Walton                                                           
Webmaster, Postmaster                   Nordic Entertainment Worldwide                

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