David Kastrup wrote: [...] > Oh nonsense. If the original license permits usage in a context with > different conditions, of course anybody can do so. That is the > distinguishing feature of the BSD licenses as opposed to the GPL: the > freedom to distribute under unfree conditions.
Stop spouting pure crapola, dak. The BSD is a contract that contains conditions and covenants for copying and preparation of derivative works (the language is a bit informal but that doesn't change anything). For example, "source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer" is a condition for authorized copying of source code and preparation of derivative works (when it falls outside the scope of 17 USC 117). As for covenants, one is the obligation to "reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution" regarding distribution of copies (including derivative works) in binary form made pursuant to the BSD. It doesn't allow relicensing under the GPL. regards, alexander. _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnufirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss