Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Need some idea about GPL licence in wireshark
From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:15:49 -0600
On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 03:21:41PM -0400, Toeung, Chanthy wrote:

> I would like to add a some file that contain following licence to
> Wireshark:

<snip>

> I'm wondering if this kind of license has a conflict with Wireshark
> licence, and if it does, which part of this licence seem to be
> trouble?

That license looks like the "modified BSD license" (aka 3 clause BSD
license or modified BSD license), which is fully compatiable with the
GPL license Wireshark uses.  See:

Modified BSD License section at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html
General BSD license: http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/COPYRIGHT2.html#5

We already have a some code with this modified BSD license in Wireshark.


Steve