On 2008-02-26 22:53, Ted Mittelstaedt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >Giorgos Keramidas wrote: >>On 2008-02-26 11:33, Daniel Jennings <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >>> Hello, >>> Recently I was told that 2wire dsl gateways http://www.2wire.com use >>> a variant of rt FreeBSD. >> >> The FreeBSD license allows reuse of the source code. In fact, this >> is one of the stated goals of the project. `To provide a modern UNIX >> system, with no strings attached.' >> >> > If this is true are they required to make the source code available >> > to the public? And if so how does one go about getting the GPL >> > source >> >> Not necessarily. Depending on how meticulous they have been in their >> efforts to properly compartmentalize their own stuff, the BSD license >> allows commercial reuse of the source code. > > The BSD license allows commercial reuse of the code with no > requirement to disclose modifications, and no requirement to > "compartmentalize" > > The GPL license is what your probably thinking on the > "compartmentalize" thing, and the GPL zealots modify the GPL on a > regular basis to make whatever "compartmentalization" schemes that > people work out, impossible. > > Pretty soon the GPL will be claiming that programs that exec() GPL > programs are required to be licensed under GPL!!!!
Hi Ted :) That's stretching it a bit, but I know where the you are coming from. There's a very good way of removing the limits this sort of thing can make possible: `Develop BSD code'. I'm sure you know that, so this is more for the random thread reader. The best way to improve BSD is not to `fight' the GPL but to embrace the BDSL and, well, sit down and write something that extends and improves BSD :) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"