[nycbug-talk] good explanation of BSD license

Jesse Callaway jesse
Wed Oct 13 20:06:19 EDT 2004

On Oct 13, 2004, at 3:08 PM, Dru wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> Hi Dru, All,
>> On Oct 13, 2004, at 2:41 PM, 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 explanation:
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_and_GPL_licensing
>>> 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.
>>> Dru
>> In that context, I really like to direct folks to the Open Source 
>> Initiative, as they are pretty license agnostic, and provide great 
>> comparisons and information at their site, as well as a boatload of 
>> licenses:
>> http://www.opensource.org/licenses/
> Yup, saw that but wasn't really impressed with their explanation of 
> the BSD license. There will be copies of "Understanding Open Source 
> and Free Software Licensing" available at the trade show. However, 
> since there didn't seem to be an existing slide presentation regarding 
> the BSDs available for trade show use (not that I could find), I'm 
> going to make my slides available so the next person doesn't have to 
> reinvent the wheel.
> Would the group like to make comment on the rough draft of the slides? 
> Right now they're in .sxi (OpenOffice Impress) format but I can 
> convert to a PDF. If I can't attach to the list, I can upload them to 
> www.theopensourceadvocate.org  .
> I also can't seem to get colour into my slides. This is probably due 
> to the fact that I've never created slides before. Any tips on how to 
> jazz up the slides are certainly appreciated :-)
> Dru

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