Subject: OSI approval of 2-clause BSD license?
From: Karl Fogel <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 01:24:26 -0400

I wrote:
> Now, I just noticed that the OSI's page about the BSD license only gives
> the 3-clause version, which is essentially the same as far as our
> discussion goes.  I'm not sure yet whether this is an oversight; I'll
> look into it.  Neither version of the license requires positive
> attribution; they do require that the license text be reproduced (and of
> course, the license text may have some implicit attribution in it, but
> anyway at least it doesn't affect how the covered work is displayed or,
> if it is software, how it runs).

Turns out the 2-clause version is also OSI-approved -- I just missed the
bit in the introductory blurb that says so.  I've updated the wording
and the formatting to make it both less redundant and more noticeable.