Re: New License Request: Valgrind Client License

Steve Winslow
 

Hi Stefan, thanks for reaching out. It looks to me like this one is equivalent (for SPDX matching purposes) to bzip2-1.0.6 which is currently on the license list [1]. So I don't expect that this would lead to a new entry on the list, unless there are substantive differences under the SPDX matching guidelines [2].

As a heads-up, new license requests are probably best submitted through the GitHub issues list [3], as that is the primary place where participants review the requests and prepare additions to the list.

Best,
Steve


On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:31 PM Stefan Brüns <stefan.bruens@...> wrote:
Valgrind (http://valgrind.org) is mostly licensed under GPL-2.0-or later, but
includes several permissively licensed header files for inclusion in arbitrary
client programs.

Proposed Full Name: Valgrind BSD-Style Client Header License
Short Identifier: Valgrind-BSD-Client-Header

The license is included in the following files:
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=valgrind.git;a=blob;f=include/valgrind.h
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=valgrind.git;a=blob;f=callgrind/callgrind.h
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=valgrind.git;a=blob;f=drd/drd.h
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=valgrind.git;a=blob;f=hellgrind/hellgrind.h
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=valgrind.git;a=blob;f=memcheck/memcheck.h

The actual license clauses are identical for all 5 files.

Full Text (valgrind.h):
   ----------------------------------------------------------------

   Notice that the following BSD-style license applies to this one
   file (valgrind.h) only.  The rest of Valgrind is licensed under the
   terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, unless
   otherwise indicated.  See the COPYING file in the source
   distribution for details.

   ----------------------------------------------------------------

   This file is part of Valgrind, a dynamic binary instrumentation
   framework.

   Copyright (C) 2000-2017 Julian Seward.  All rights reserved.

   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
   modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
   are met:

   1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

   2. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must
      not claim that you wrote the original software.  If you use this
      software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product
      documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

   3. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must
      not be misrepresented as being the original software.

   4. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote
      products derived from this software without specific prior written
      permission.

   THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``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 AUTHOR 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.

   ----------------------------------------------------------------

Kind regards,

Stefan

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