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ISC license
Author Internet Systems Consortium
Free software Yes
OSI approved Yes
GPL compatible Yes
Copyleft No
Linking from code with a different license Yes

The ISC license is a permissive free software license written by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). It is functionally equivalent to the 2-clause BSD license, with language "made unnecessary by the Berne convention" removed.[1] Initially used for the ISC's own software releases, it has since become the preferred license of OpenBSD (starting June 2003[2]), among other projects.[3].

Before accepting the license as a free software license, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) asked for clarification of the text. As a result, in July 2007 "and distribute" was changed to "and/or distribute".[4]

A template of this license is:

Copyright (c) Year(s), Company or Person's Name <E-mail address>

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.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR
ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

References

  1. ^ "OpenBSD license policy". http://www.openbsd.org/policy.html. "The ISC copyright is functionally equivalent to a two-term BSD copyright with language removed that is made unnecessary by the Berne convention."  
  2. ^ "CVS log for src/share/misc/license.template". http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/share/misc/license.template. "Tue Jun 3 17:45:38 2003 UTC by millert Add a license template; deraadt@ OK"  
  3. ^ "OpenBSD license template". http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/~checkout~/src/share/misc/license.template.  
  4. ^ Paul Vixie (2007-07-20). "BIND covered under which license and does it contain any cryptographic content ?". comp.protocols.dns.bind. (Web link). Retrieved on 2007-09-25.

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