Subject: Re: DSP device?
To: Lars Brinkhoff <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/29/1996 14:59:45
On Wed, 29 May 1996, Lars Brinkhoff wrote:
> I am developing a driver for Linux/m68k 1.3.96, and I thought maybe it
> could be put in NetBSD too. Are there any GLP/BSD copyright conflicts?
BSD copyright is less restrictive than GLP - BSD basically states
'you can do what you like with this, but mention who wrote it',
while GLP is 'you can do what you like with this, providing you
make source available, etc', which restricts commercial use.
For inclusion in the NetBSD kernel it would have to be released
under BSD style copyright, which should not cause a problem for
it being used under linux. Linux uses ncurses which is under
a BSD style copyright.
It all depends on your personal view as to which copyright you
want to release code under :)
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