Subject: GPL violations
To: None <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 03/31/2005 17:43:04

in the following article shown, how open-source developer Harald Welte,
one of core devopers of netfilter/iptables, personally handed warning
letters to 13 technology companies that he says are using Linux in
violation of the license that governs the software.

At the end of article Welte says about some benefits of BSD license vs GPL:

``ZDNet UK: How do you think the GPL compares with other licenses?

Welte: It's a philosophical question. The BSD licence allows you to
integrate and modify without giving back modifications, while GPL
expects you to give back modifications. These are two philosophies of
how you develop software. Which you chose depends on the project. For
example, if you have a new standard and want it to spread quickly, it's
better to use the BSD licence, rather than the GPL.''