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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 21:32:08 -0500
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On 04 Aug 2005 09:43:26 -0400, Bruce Lewis <> wrote:
> Isaac <> writes:
>> On 03 Aug 2005 13:44:55 -0400, Bruce Lewis <> wrote:
>> > Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> > 
>> >> Drivative works of BSD'd code (derivative literary works [modulo the AFC
>> >> test] under copyright law) are subject to BSD.
>> > 
>> > That's really interesting.  [...]
>> Derivative works have separate copyrights, but distributing an inseparable 
>> derivative or collective work, such as a program in object form requires 
>> complying with the copyright/license provisions of the original material.
> I think you and I are reading "subject to BSD" differently.
> If you read Alexander's statement as "Authors of derivative works of
> BSD'd code must comply with the BSD license" then his statement is true.

I don't think so.  The point is that if your work and the original
are inseparable, you cannot distribute your work without distributing the
BSD work. 

If the works can be separated then you can distribute your own code as
you wish.


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