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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)
commit331f89ff5bee365e1229fc25878791dea52f8d6e (patch)
treed2cb0ce20e1a93391cd91bfad3352c95536ec9d3 /README
parent5ea93947ca67ba83529798b806a15b247cdb2e93 (diff)
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>
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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).
-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
-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