Linked by David Adams on Mon 7th Mar 2011 17:55 UTC
FreeBSD "How long have you been using FreeBSD. Months? Years? Decades? And you love using it because of whatever reason but at the same time you're feeling a bit guilty to use it all for free without giving anything back? Well now you'll have the chance to change that. We at FreeBSD are always in need of new people who are willing to spare some of their time and effort into FreeBSD development."
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Guilt much?
by ProteusQ on Wed 9th Mar 2011 15:00 UTC
ProteusQ
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2006-05-05

Ever feel guilty for not giving back to a BSD project that you use so much?

Well, no. I read the license, and it said nothing about a requirement to feel guilty for not giving back. In fact, the license said I could do as I pleased with the code, including selling closed binaries for a large profit without owing anyone anything, least of all a feeling of guilt.

Whenever I hear that the BSD license is "more free" than the GPL, I think of this guilt crap that some of its advocates try to pull. My thought is: rename the BSD License to the Finger-waiving License or give it a rest.

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