|Author||Internet Software Consortium|
|Linking from code with a different license||Yes|
The ISC license is a permissive free software license written by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC). It is functionally equivalent to the simplified BSD and MIT/Expat licenses, with language that was deemed unnecessary by the Berne convention removed. Initially used for ISC's own software releases, it has since become the preferred license of OpenBSD (starting June 2003), among other projects.
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Before accepting the license as a free software license, the Free Software Foundation asked for clarification of the text. In July 2007, as a result, "and distribute" was changed to "and/or distribute". The Free Software Foundation eventually approved the ISC license as a lax, permissive free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL. As of March 2015, The OpenBSD template still uses the original "and distribute" phrasing.
A template of this license is:
"OpenBSD license policy".
The ISC copyright is functionally equivalent to a two-term BSD copyright with language removed that is made unnecessary by the Berne convention.
"CVS log for src/share/misc/license.template".
Tue Jun 3 17:45:38 2003 UTC by millert: "Add a license template; deraadt@ OK"
- "OpenBSD license template".
- "Various Licenses and Comments about Them - ISC License". Free Software Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- Internet Systems Consortium's License Text
- License template at the Open Source Initiative
- SPDX License List entry for ISC
- FSF's view on ISC License