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authorJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2012-02-11 12:04:12 (GMT)
committerJouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>2012-02-11 17:39:31 (GMT)
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Select the BSD license terms as the only license alternative
Simplify licensing terms for hostap.git by selecting the BSD license alternative for any future distribution. 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 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 allow the changes to be merged into older hostap repositories that still include the GPL v2 alternative. Signed-hostap: Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>
-rw-r--r--CONTRIBUTIONS26
-rw-r--r--COPYING352
-rw-r--r--README27
-rw-r--r--doc/mainpage.doxygen8
-rw-r--r--hostapd/README29
-rw-r--r--hostapd/hostapd_cli.c23
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/README29
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/main.c2
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli.c23
-rw-r--r--wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c24
10 files changed, 67 insertions, 476 deletions
diff --git a/CONTRIBUTIONS b/CONTRIBUTIONS
index 7670769..5ac7868 100644
--- a/CONTRIBUTIONS
+++ b/CONTRIBUTIONS
@@ -13,17 +13,25 @@ The items (a) through (d) are identical to the Developer's Certificate
of Origin 1.1. To enable cleaner licensing option to be provided in the
future, an additional item (e) is included.
-In case of most files in hostap.git, "under the open source license
-indicated in the file" means that the contribution is licensed both
-under GPL v2 and modified BSD license (see below) and the choice between
-these licenses is given to anyone who redistributes or uses the
-software. As such, the contribution has to be licensed under both
-options to allow this choice.
+Until February 11, 2012, in case of most files in hostap.git, "under the
+open source license indicated in the file" means that the contribution
+is licensed both under GPL v2 and modified BSD license (see below) and
+the choice between these licenses is given to anyone who redistributes
+or uses the software. As such, the contribution has to be licensed under
+both options to allow this choice.
+
+As of February 11, 2012, the project has chosen to use only the BSD
+license option for future distribution. As such, the GPL v2 license
+option is no longer used and the contributions are not required to be
+licensed until GPL v2. In case of most files in hostap.git, "under the
+open source license indicated in the file" means that the contribution
+is licensed under the modified BSD license (see below).
+
The additional item (e) is used to collect explicit approval to license
the contribution with only the modified BSD license (see below), i.e.,
-without the GPL v2 option. This is done to allow simpler licensing terms
-to be used in the future. It should be noted that the modified BSD
+without the GPL v2 option. This was done to allow simpler licensing
+terms to be used in the future. It should be noted that the modified BSD
license is compatible with GNU GPL and as such, this possible move to
simpler licensing option does not prevent use of this software in
GPL projects.
@@ -72,7 +80,7 @@ unfortunately be accepted.
Modified BSD license (no advertisement clause):
-Copyright (c) 2002-2011, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
+Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
All Rights Reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
diff --git a/COPYING b/COPYING
index 14f5453..8a98582 100644
--- a/COPYING
+++ b/COPYING
@@ -1,340 +1,22 @@
- GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
- Version 2, June 1991
+wpa_supplicant and hostapd
+--------------------------
- Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
- 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
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+Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
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diff --git a/README b/README
index abdc18c..1721a3b 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -4,9 +4,8 @@ wpa_supplicant and hostapd
Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
All Rights Reserved.
-These programs are dual-licensed under both the GPL version 2 and BSD
-license (the one with advertisement clause removed). Either license
-may be used at your option.
+These programs are licensed under the BSD license (the one with
+advertisement clause removed).
If you are submitting changes to the project, please see CONTRIBUTIONS
file for more instructions.
@@ -26,26 +25,8 @@ builds).
License
-------
-GPL v2:
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-This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
-it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
-published by the Free Software Foundation.
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-but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
-MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
-GNU General Public License for more details.
-
-You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
-along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
-Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
-
-(this copy of the license is in COPYING file)
-
-
-Alternatively, this software may be distributed, used, and modified
-under the terms of BSD license:
+This software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of
+BSD license:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
diff --git a/doc/mainpage.doxygen b/doc/mainpage.doxygen
index 690b7d6..09d2550 100644
--- a/doc/mainpage.doxygen
+++ b/doc/mainpage.doxygen
@@ -8,10 +8,10 @@ modified, how new drivers can be supported, and how the source code
can be ported to other operating systems. If any information is
missing, feel free to contact Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> for more
information. Contributions as patch files are also very welcome at the
-same address. Please note that this software is licensed under dual
-license, GPLv2 or BSD at user's choice. All contributions to
-%wpa_supplicant and hostapd are expected to use compatible licensing
-terms.
+same address. Please note that this software is licensed under the
+BSD license (the one with advertisement clause removed). All
+contributions to %wpa_supplicant and hostapd are expected to use
+compatible licensing terms.
The source code and read-only access to the combined %wpa_supplicant
and hostapd Git repository is available from the project home page at
diff --git a/hostapd/README b/hostapd/README
index 189983e..34dad30 100644
--- a/hostapd/README
+++ b/hostapd/README
@@ -5,34 +5,19 @@ hostapd - user space IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP
Copyright (c) 2002-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
All Rights Reserved.
-This program is dual-licensed under both the GPL version 2 and BSD
-license. Either license may be used at your option.
+This program is licensed under the BSD license (the one with
+advertisement clause removed).
+
+If you are submitting changes to the project, please see CONTRIBUTIONS
+file for more instructions.
License
-------
-GPL v2:
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-This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
-it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
-published by the Free Software Foundation.
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-but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
-MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
-GNU General Public License for more details.
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-
-
-Alternatively, this software may be distributed, used, and modified
-under the terms of BSD license:
+This software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of
+BSD license:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
diff --git a/hostapd/hostapd_cli.c b/hostapd/hostapd_cli.c
index 1d77c0a..05b4b3b 100644
--- a/hostapd/hostapd_cli.c
+++ b/hostapd/hostapd_cli.c
@@ -28,28 +28,11 @@ static const char *hostapd_cli_version =
static const char *hostapd_cli_license =
-"This program is free software. You can distribute it and/or modify it\n"
-"under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license. See README and COPYING for more details.\n";
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
+"See README for more details.\n";
static const char *hostapd_cli_full_license =
-"This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify\n"
-"it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as\n"
-"published by the Free Software Foundation.\n"
-"\n"
-"This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,\n"
-"but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of\n"
-"MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the\n"
-"GNU General Public License for more details.\n"
-"\n"
-"You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License\n"
-"along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software\n"
-"Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license.\n"
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
"\n"
"Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without\n"
"modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are\n"
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/README b/wpa_supplicant/README
index 2c35665..9ee82a2 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/README
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/README
@@ -4,34 +4,19 @@ WPA Supplicant
Copyright (c) 2003-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
All Rights Reserved.
-This program is dual-licensed under both the GPL version 2 and BSD
-license. Either license may be used at your option.
+This program is licensed under the BSD license (the one with
+advertisement clause removed).
+
+If you are submitting changes to the project, please see CONTRIBUTIONS
+file for more instructions.
License
-------
-GPL v2:
-
-This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
-it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
-published by the Free Software Foundation.
-
-This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
-but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
-MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
-GNU General Public License for more details.
-
-You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
-along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
-Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
-
-(this copy of the license is in COPYING file)
-
-
-Alternatively, this software may be distributed, used, and modified
-under the terms of BSD license:
+This software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of
+BSD license:
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/main.c b/wpa_supplicant/main.c
index e196f3c..0ae1d7d 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/main.c
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/main.c
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@ static void usage(void)
#endif /* CONFIG_DEBUG_SYSLOG */
printf(" -t = include timestamp in debug messages\n"
" -h = show this help text\n"
- " -L = show license (GPL and BSD)\n"
+ " -L = show license (BSD)\n"
" -o = override driver parameter for new interfaces\n"
" -O = override ctrl_interface parameter for new interfaces\n"
" -p = driver parameters\n"
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli.c b/wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli.c
index ffec0ff..cc9f6cc 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli.c
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/wpa_cli.c
@@ -37,28 +37,11 @@ static const char *wpa_cli_version =
static const char *wpa_cli_license =
-"This program is free software. You can distribute it and/or modify it\n"
-"under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license. See README and COPYING for more details.\n";
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
+"See README for more details.\n";
static const char *wpa_cli_full_license =
-"This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify\n"
-"it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as\n"
-"published by the Free Software Foundation.\n"
-"\n"
-"This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,\n"
-"but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of\n"
-"MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the\n"
-"GNU General Public License for more details.\n"
-"\n"
-"You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License\n"
-"along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software\n"
-"Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license.\n"
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
"\n"
"Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without\n"
"modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are\n"
diff --git a/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c b/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c
index 4a7a5be..39b2147 100644
--- a/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c
+++ b/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.c
@@ -57,11 +57,8 @@ const char *wpa_supplicant_version =
"Copyright (c) 2003-2012, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors";
const char *wpa_supplicant_license =
-"This program is free software. You can distribute it and/or modify it\n"
-"under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license. See README and COPYING for more details.\n"
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
+"See README for more details.\n"
#ifdef EAP_TLS_OPENSSL
"\nThis product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project\n"
"for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)\n"
@@ -71,22 +68,9 @@ const char *wpa_supplicant_license =
#ifndef CONFIG_NO_STDOUT_DEBUG
/* Long text divided into parts in order to fit in C89 strings size limits. */
const char *wpa_supplicant_full_license1 =
-"This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify\n"
-"it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as\n"
-"published by the Free Software Foundation.\n"
-"\n"
-"This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,\n"
-"but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of\n"
-"MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the\n"
-"GNU General Public License for more details.\n"
-"\n";
+"";
const char *wpa_supplicant_full_license2 =
-"You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License\n"
-"along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software\n"
-"Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA\n"
-"\n"
-"Alternatively, this software may be distributed under the terms of the\n"
-"BSD license.\n"
+"This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.\n"
"\n"
"Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without\n"
"modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are\n"