Subject: RE: BitTorrent
From: "Smith, McCoy" <mccoy.smith@intel.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:27:42 -0700

 Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:27:42 -0700
On Bittorrent's web page, they say their license is a variation of
Jabber 1.0:
http://www.bittorrent.com/license.myt

They also claim it complies with the OSD.
Guess wikipedia is wrong.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence Rosen [mailto:lrosen@rosenlaw.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 10:20 AM
To: license-discuss@opensource.org
Subject: BitTorrent

I read the following in Wikipedia:

 

The original BitTorrent application was written in Python
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python programming language>  and its
source
code has been released under the BitTorrent Open Source
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open source>  License (a modified version
of
the Jabber <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabber>  Open Source License),
as
of version 4.0. 

 

[See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent.] 

 

I wasn't aware of a version 4.0 of the Jabber Open Source License; the
only
Jabber license posted at OSI's website is version 1.0. Nor is a
BitTorrent
Open Source License posted on the OSI website.

 

I found this article through a link on the FSF website, at which they
refer
to BitTorrent as a "free format" that they use to post their conferences
on
the web. [See http://gplv3.fsf.org/av.] 

 

Any further information????

 

/Larry

 

Lawrence Rosen

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Stanford University, Lecturer in Law

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