[nycbug-talk] bsd is really the gpl, on grok law

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Mon Jan 15 19:31:01 EST 2007

On 15 Jan 2007 at 18:39, Marc Spitzer wrote:

> I have just skimmed parts but he seems to say that bsd licence is
> really very gpl like:
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070114093427179
> If I read this right he needs his medication ajusted,

Already seen it.  Concluded: the author wants to make a name for 
himself and has chosen to take a controversial stance.  He'll fall 
over. It has no logs.

I think Jonathan Bryce summed it up best.  From 
http://preview.tinyurl.com/u5jcz :

"I think the answer is in the licence.

Where do you get permission to distribute the program?

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without 
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions 
are met:  

there then follows a list of conditions.

You have to comply with them, but any other licence that allows you 
to comply with those conditions is surely OK."  

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