I've noticed that some OSS projects list themselves as licensed under a variant of a BSD N-Clause License. Yet if you would look closely at the license, you would notice they changed it was in the beginning:
-* Neither the name of John Doe nor the names of its +* Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its
No surprises here GitHub won't recognize this license. Sure, this modified license bears all other promises, and grants expected rights, but it is not exactly verbatim.
Can this be considered a normal practice?
Are there any consideration against?