Subject: BSD license change
From: Csaba Szigetvari <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 14:11:20 +0000

Recently I saw an article regarding some changes in the BSD license.

The article in question is published on and goes
like this:
	July 22, 1999 
	To All Licensees, Distributors of Any Version of BSD: 
	As you know, certain of the Berkeley Software Distribution ("BSD") 
	source code files require that further distributions of products 
	containing all or portions of the software, acknowledge within their 
	advertising materials that such products contain software developed 
	by UC Berkeley and its contributors. 

	Specifically, the provision reads: 
	" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use 
	  of this software must display the following acknowledgement: 
      This product includes software developed by the University of 
      California, Berkeley and its contributors." 

	Effective immediately, licensees and distributors are no longer 
	required to include the acknowledgement within advertising 
	materials. Accordingly, the foregoing paragraph of those BSD Unix 
	files containing it is hereby deleted in its entirety. 

                   William Hoskins 
                   Director, Office of Technology Licensing 
                   University of California, Berkeley 

Probably not everyone is aware of this, therefore I mention it this way,
just for your information.

---Csaba Szigetvári