Subject: Re: good description of the BSD license and philosophy?
To: Kevin Lahey <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 03/06/2003 19:43:03
"Kevin Lahey" <> writes:
> I can certainly describe my personally feelings about the BSD license
> and why *I* want to use it, but I'd really love to be able to point
> a clear, concise description of the virtues of the BSD license.
> I decided not to use several of the pages I found via google, because
> they rapidly descended into ridiculous attacks on Stallman
> rather than just concentrating on the virtues of the BSD license.

What I like to say is that it is the difference between persuasion and
compulsion. The BSD does not make you share -- it just encourages and
permits that.

It is also very simple and straightforward. Anyone can understand all
it implies in a few moments of reading.

Perry E. Metzger