Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:49 UTC
OpenBSD "Theo de Raadt is the project leader for OpenBSD, a Unix-like operating system. We spoke with Theo about the upcoming release of OpenBSD, 3.9, the financial state of the project, and about companies that profit from free software without contributing back."
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only that there are not many companies that would not make some changes to the source to improve it, if they can, or to suit it better for their needs...

So, once they make the changes to the source, and they want to use it for whatever they want (resell it, for instance), they do not have any moral or legal obligation to contribute back to the author of the sources, if they have tale BSD type licence sources, as it is stated in the licence!


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Unfortunately the GPL *still* doesnt have any clauses about licensing fees. How hard is this to understand?
Both these licenses (and most OSS licenses) ONLY deals with the source code, not with any monetary matters.

Edited 2006-03-29 08:38

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