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OT: The Threads That Would Not Die (Re: ipf)



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Examples will suffice. Read all the way through, the final will be
comprehensive for this course.

> Here's Darren's original license:
> /*
>  * Copyright (C) 1993-2000 by Darren Reed.
>  *
>  * The author accepts no responsibility for the use of this software and
>  * provides it on an ``as is'' basis without express or implied warranty.
>  *
>  * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
>  * provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given
>  * to the original author and the contributors.
>  *
>  * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
>  * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
>  * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
>  *
>  * I hate legaleese, don't you ?
>  */
> 
> 
> Here's Darren's new license:
> /*
>  * Copyright (C) 1993-2001 by Darren Reed.
>  *
>  * The author accepts no responsibility for the use of this software and
>  * provides it on an ``as is'' basis without express or implied warranty.
>  *
>  * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
>  * provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given
>  * to the original author and the contributors.
>  * Yes, this means that derivitive or modified works are not permitted 
>  * without the author's prior consent. 
>  *
>  * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
>  * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
>  * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
>  *
>  * I hate legaleese, don't you ?
>  */

And HERE is a BSD License:

/*
 * Copyright (c) 1993,1994,1995,1997,1998
 *      Texas A&M University.  All rights reserved.
 *
 * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
 * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
 * are met:
 * 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
 *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
 * 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
 *    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
 *    documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
 * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
 *    must display the following acknowledgement:
 *      This product includes software developed by Texas A&M University
 *      and its contributors.
 * 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors
 *    may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
 *    without specific prior written permission.
 *
 * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
 * ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
 * IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
 * ARE DISCLAIMED.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
 * FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
 * DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
 * OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
 * HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
 * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
 * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
 * SUCH DAMAGE.
 *
 * Developers:
 *     Russell Neeper, David K. Hess, Douglas Lee Schales, David R. Safford
 */

Now the pop quiz: Is saying "with or without modifications" in the
paragraph above required. The answer: almost certainly "yes", as it
grants a part of the copyright, and unless otherwise noted a copyright
is held intact.

SO, basically, Darren withheld 4 words and kept IPF unmodifiable. So
be it, etc.

jeff