License compatibility of BSD-new to X11

Jan-Christoph Borchardt JanCBorchardt at fsfe.org
Tue Apr 12 10:56:16 UTC 2011


Hey all,

at the moment I mail web application developers to license their code
freely. Now I have a (probably easy) question regarding license
compatibility:

A developer wants to release his application as MIT/X11. It uses the Dojo
toolkit which is licensed as modified BSD (or Academic Free License 2.1).

Is this possible? The third clause of the modified BSD seems to prevent that:
┬╗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.┬ź

Thanks in advance. :)


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Jan-Christoph Borchardt
http://libreprojects.net




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