[Libreoffice] Are ISC/BSD-licensed contributions acceptable?
gioele at svario.it
Mon Nov 22 00:47:43 PST 2010
in bug #31633 I proposed a patch to one of the export filters. It looks
like my contribution has been positively received but I have been asked
to explicitly state that my contribution is licensed under the usual MPL
1.1 / GPLv3 / LGPLv3 and to add the standard LibreOffice license header
to my file.
While I have no problems with the usual LibO license, I prefer releasing
my contributions under the ISC/OpenBSD license . While it is legally
possible to integrate ISC-licensed code in existing MPL/GPL/LGPL code
bases , I would like to have an explicit assurance that using such
licensed code is OK in LibreOffice.
So, the question is: are ISC/BSD-licensed contributions acceptable?
 The ISC license is a BSD-like license. It is very short; without the
usual warranty disclaimer it is just:
Copyright (c) 20YY John Doe
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any
purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
Gioele Barabucci <gioele at svario.it>
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