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This ticket documents the updating of our legal notices in README and
doc/copyright.texinfo to reflect the U.C. Berkeley rescission of the
"advertising clause" from the BSD license. The notice may be found at
this URL:

and the text is below.

July 22, 1999

To All Licensees, Distributors of Any Version of BSD:

As you know, certain of the Berkeley Software Distribution ("BSD") source
code files require that further distributions of products containing all or
portions of the software, acknowledge within their advertising materials
that such products contain software developed by UC Berkeley and its

Specifically, the provision reads:

" * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
* must display the following acknowledgement:
* This product includes software developed by the University of
* California, Berkeley and its contributors."

Effective immediately, licensees and distributors are no longer required to
include the acknowledgement within advertising materials. Accordingly, the
foregoing paragraph of those BSD Unix files containing it is hereby deleted
in its entirety.

William Hoskins
Director, Office of Technology Licensing
University of California, Berkeley