Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:08 UTC, submitted by RJ
GNU, GPL, Open Source "We observe that there exists a broad misconception that the BSD permits the licensing of BSD code and modifications of BSD code under closed source licenses. In this paper we put forward an argument to the effect that the terms of the BSD require BSD code and modifications to BSD code to be licensed under the terms of the BSD license. We look at some possible consequences and observe that this licensing requirement could have serious impacts on the unwary."
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RE[3]: Bad article
by manmist on Tue 16th Jan 2007 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad article"
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"Well that explains all the good commercial support and ISV's."


I am sorry to wake you up. But code licensed under the BSD and comparable licenses is used practically everywhere.


Ahem. Think before you answer. Your answer is NO WAY contradicts what I said. If the license is always superior in all circumstances why is the ISV and commercial support for BSD systems lagging so much behind Linux. Why are all the vendors like IBM, HP, Novell, Red Hat, Dell etc working more on Linux? Obviously the license superiority is not a foregone conclusion by any means. The use of code licensed under BSD doesnt change the commercial support aspects of it.

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