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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 17:07:31 +0200

Bruce Lewis wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > Bruce Lewis wrote:
> >
> > [... BSD ...]
> >
> > > A different license is allowed for the derivative.
> >
> > The BSD states that you should retain the BSD license in source code of
> > derivatives: different license is not allowed.
> The boy scouts state that you should bring a compass when you go into
> the woods: bringing bug spray is not allowed.

Heck. Boy scouts. Hey boy, try thinking of real software derivatives 
like human translations from one programming language to the other 
with the same set of protected elements in both original work and 
derivative work (which falls under "modifications" in the BSD case) 
or when a derivative work is a mere subset (with respect to protected 
elements). In source code form, derivative works of BSD code must 
remain under the BSD: different license is not allowed.


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