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[5]: Bad article
by Happel on Tue 16th Jan 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bad article"
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>Linus doesn't get any compensation from Novell or >Redhat from using his code.

Well Linus is employed by OSDL. Both Novell and Red Hat are members of OSDL.

"Red Hat and VA Linux, both leading developers of Linux-based software, presented Torvalds with stock options in gratitude for his creation. In 1999, both companies went public and Torvalds' net worth shot up to roughly $20 million [1]."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds

So I think Red Hat gave something back? How much money did *BSD developers get from Yahoo,Google,Apple or Microsoft?

Edited 2007-01-16 22:22

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