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Use exact text from the three-clause BSD license #740

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blast-hardcheese opened this Issue Jan 2, 2019 · 0 comments

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blast-hardcheese commented Jan 2, 2019

The text in LICENSE is very close to the BSD 3-clause license, but not exactly, possibly creating some ambiguity in enforcement:

-THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE   COPYRIGHT HOLDERS   AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
+THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE   AUTHOR              AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
-IN NO EVENT SHALL THE   COPYRIGHT HOLDER   OR    CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
+IN NO EVENT SHALL THE   AUTHOR             AND   CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR

The implication of switching OR to AND could be significant. I found this while attempting to add httpie to nixpkgs, and I am required to provide a license.

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