I made a license using the 3 clause BSD license as a base and added parts from the Apache 2.0 license. I was wondering if this license would hold any water or if it is legal. My legal knowledge is nil. Would it be possible if anybody could help me?
Changes to 3-clause BSD licence:
- Changed first clause to be similar to clause 4c of Apache license 2.0.
- Changed second clause to be similar to clause 4c of Apache license 2.0.
- Added a 4th clause to the license, copied from clause 3 of Apache license 2.0.
Here is the license:
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