Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2007 13:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Legal "Reyk and I have decided to show something from the private handling of this Atheros copyright violation issue," OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt began in a posting to the OpenBSD -misc mailing list referring to the recent relicensing of OpenBSD's BSD licensed Atheros driver under the GPL. He noted, "it has been like pulling teeth since (most) Linux wireless guys and the SFLC do not wish to admit fault. I think that the Linux wireless guys should really think hard about this problem, how they look, and the legal risks they place upon the future of their source code bodies." He stressed that the theory that BSD code can simply be relicensed to the GPL without making significant changes to the code is false, adding, "in their zeal to get the code under their own license, some of these Linux wireless developers have broken copryright law repeatedly. But to even get to the point where they broke copyright law, they had to bypass a whole series of ethical considerations too."
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RE[2]: All kudos to Theo
by Haicube on Fri 14th Sep 2007 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE: All kudos to Theo"
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"Who says there is anything wrong with BSD-licensed code? Or anything wrong with the BSD license? "

If you actually read this article and the previous on the subject you'll see that this entire issue is about GPL fanboys trying to change the BSD licensed code into GPL licensed code. So when you ask "who says there is anything wrong with BSD-licensed code?" I'll give you a straight answer. Obviously Eben Moglen and his crew and those working from the Linux community on the Atheros driver.

No? Don't agree? Well, then just read the article and I'm sure all will be clear!

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RE[3]: All kudos to Theo
by dylansmrjones on Fri 14th Sep 2007 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: All kudos to Theo"
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I read the article before it was submitted to OSNews.

Eben Moglen and FSF have nothing to do with this, despite Theo's conspiracy theory about being "trapped by FSF".

The fact that the Linux-devs have chosen to sublicense the code in question doesn't mean that they think there is anything wrong with the BSD-license.

It is just a bunch of brainless BSD-fanatics that want us to believe that is the case. Theo has been changing his explanation constantly in his Holy Crusade against the Linux-devs. Theo is the one that hates the BSD-license because he is trying to change the meaning of it. He's trying to turn the BSD-license into a viral license.

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