On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:32:58PM -0800, Julius Davies wrote:
I see the ftp-0.17-51.fc12.i686.rpm says it's "BSD With Advertising."
This isn't the problem: it's all UC-Berkeley, so it can be relicensed
to remove the "With Advertising" clause.
My question is this:
I also see that ftp links against libreadline.so:
$ ldd ftp-0.17-51.fc12.i686/usr/bin/ftp
Is that okay for BSD code to dynamically link against GPL libraries?
Sure, assuming the BSD code is all effectively 3-clause BSD-licensed.
Richard E. Fontana
Open Source Licensing and Patent Counsel
Red Hat, Inc.