hostapd/wpa_supplicant licensing terms
Sat Feb 11 09:49:29 PST 2012
I have now selected to use the BSD license alternative for future
distribution of the hostap.git repository and hostapd/wpa_supplicant
releases to simplify licensing terms. This drops the GPL v2 alternative
from distribution terms and from contribution requirements.
The BSD license alternative that has been used in hostap.git (the one
with the advertisement clause removed) is compatible with GPL and as
such the software in hostap.git can still be used with GPL projects. In
addition, any new contribution to hostap.git is expected to be licensed
under the BSD terms that allows the changes to be merged into older
hostap repositories that still include the GPL v2 alternative.
The BSD license itself remains unchanged, i.e., hostap.git is licensed
under the following license:
This software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
3. Neither the name(s) of the above-listed copyright holder(s) nor the
names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products
derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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