Open Source Initiative OSI - The BSD License:Licensing

Submitted by nelson on Tue, 2006-10-31 04:56. ::

The BSD License

The following is a BSD license template. To generate your own license,
change the values of OWNER, ORGANIZATION and YEAR from their original
values as given here, and substitute your own.

Note: The advertising clause in the license appearing on BSD Unix
files was officially
rescinded by the Director of the Office of Technology Licensing of
the University of California on July 22 1999. He states that clause 3 is
"hereby deleted in its entirety."

Note the new BSD license is thus equivalent to the href="mit-license.html">MIT License, except for the no-endorsement
final clause.

<OWNER> = Regents of the University of California

<ORGANIZATION> = University of California, Berkeley

<YEAR> = 1998

In the original BSD license, both occurrences of the phrase
"COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS" in the disclaimer read "REGENTS
AND CONTRIBUTORS".

Here is the license template:

Copyright (c) <YEAR>, <OWNER>

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • 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.
  • Neither the name of the <ORGANIZATION> 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 COPYRIGHT HOLDERS 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 COPYRIGHT OWNER 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.