[radvd-devel-l] Is Radvd License compatible with GPL?

Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Mon Jul 31 09:15:33 EDT 2006

On Sat, 15 Jul 2006, Diego Billi wrote:
> Is Radvd's license compatible with GPL? I'm working on a user-space 
> TCP/IP stack (under GPL) and i would like to add Router Advertising 
> support to it by adding parts of Radvd code.
> Thank you for your time.

For historical reasons, radvd has an old-style BSD license, i.e., it 
includes the "advertising clause".  This creates additional 
requirements for code re-use and AFAICS hence is not GPL-compatible.

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Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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