Subject: Sleepycat license
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 11:45:07 -0500

Dear All:

The Sleepycat license looks clear, short and to the point, essentially BSD + a
reciprocal clause.


1. If I genericize the license and call it say a "Reciprocal BSD" license, would
I have a good chance to get it approved? (This might be useful for people who
desire a simpler version of the GPL, and perhaps get into more compatible
codebases as a result.) Or did I miss some other OSI-approved license that does

2. Is the Sleepycat license compatible with the following OSI-approved licenses:
BSD, CPL, MPL, Artistic, Apache? (The FSF states that it is compatible with GPL
already) By compatible I mean if I combine code with the two licenses, I can
release it without violating the conditions of either license.

Glen Low, Pixelglow Software

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