[nycbug-talk] good explanation of BSD license
Thu Oct 14 13:11:09 EDT 2004
On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Dru wrote:
> I'm looking for a good URL explaining the benefits of the BSD license for
> those who are unfamiliar with it. So far I've found this so-so
> Anyone aware of a better URL to either an explanation of the differences
> between the two licenses or a whitepaper touting the benefits of the BSD
> license? My audience will be government and mostly non-technical.
I once wriote an article o the BSD licenmsing for a layperson in an issue
of Open Magazine years ago. The magazine is now defunct, but some people
may retain copies....
mine are lost... so I can't find them...
however I think the one point that someone who is a BSD licensing advocate
can drive home is that modified works can be recopyrighted and
modifications kept internal, with no licensing clause that mandates
sharing the changes...
This is a big boon to both government and private sector development where
things can indeed remain internal or classified.
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