[CMake] cmake license question (Was: CMake Modules)

Brad King brad.king at kitware.com
Wed Aug 30 16:11:17 EDT 2006

Joerg Mayer wrote:
> cmake itself is 4-clause BSD license (including the advertising clause)
> which is incompatible with GPLv2.

The CMake license should be free enough to allow you to copy and modify
the code and redistribute it under any license you choose as long as the
original notice appears.  What wording are you claiming is incompatible?

If it is the endorsement clause, that is just saying that you can't
claim Kitware endorses and supports your project just because you're
using CMake (don't put the CMake or Kitware logo on the product without
permission).  It doesn't say you can't advertise that your project uses
CMake in the first place (disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer).  Does this
really conflict with GPLv2?


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