Subject: Re: handling copyright/license infringement
To: Miguel Mendez <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/18/2004 10:36:04
Thus spake Miguel Mendez ("MM> ") sometime Today...

MM> > > 4. This source code may not me be distributed under other license.
MM> By adding that clause you're turning your BSD license into a GPL-like
MM> one. The GPL doesn't allow you to relicense derivative works under a
MM> different license, e.g. I cannot take GNU's bash and release a
MM> derivative work under the BSD license.

Not quite.  It doesn't mean you can't release derivative works.  It just
means you can't GPL the code.

Zeal in ANY direction is harmful, unless what you are doing does not have
an effect on anything else, which is, by nature, impossible.

MM> If you want to give people freedom to use your code for whatever they
MM> want to, do so, with all the consequences.
MM> In my case, I always release my software under the BSD license and if
MM> somebody wants to use parts of it for a commercial or GPL'd product, so
MM> be it, as long as they give credit where it's due. I believe most people
MM> working on BSD projects feel the same.

The problem is the GPL people not respecting that part of the BSD license.

They should be shot.

Assumption #1:  Assuming that "God" exists, he/she/it is fallable.