Is BSD License compatible with Apache 2.0 License?

After a bit of research I found that BSD license is compatible with Apache 2.0 as of Jan 9, 2008.  “On January 9th, 2008 the OSI Board approved BSD-2-Clause, which is used by FreeBSD and others. It omits the final “no-endorsement” clause and is thus roughly equivalent to the MIT License.” (Source: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause)

One thing to consider is that for each individual open source software, you must follow the terms and conditions, as they apply. I would strongly suggest commenting blocks before and after each specific open source as it applies to each license, as well as commenting at the top of the file as defined as stated in each particular license. .

It seems to me that the license applies as far as each particular open source library relevant to that license is utilized. Once you step away from the use of a particular library, the license is no longer relevant.

Please don’t take my word for it, as I am not an attorney.

MIT Licence:

“Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.” (Source: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)

Apache 2.0 License:

“Grant of Patent License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except as stated in this section) patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell, sell, import, and otherwise transfer the Work, where such license applies only to those patent claims licensable by such Contributor that are necessarily infringed by their Contribution(s) alone or by combination of their Contribution(s) with the Work to which such Contribution(s) was submitted.” (Source: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html)

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