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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd

On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Phillip R. Jaenke wrote:

[ snip ]

 : Right there, it says it all. You can charge all you want for GPL. Even if
 : you aren't the author. So long as you include the license, and the source
 : code, it's perfectly within the GPL. So the leeches can continue to leech
 : to their accounting department's content.

But the GPL does force you to grant others the same rights you have -
ownership of the code.  John is saying that the BSD license doesn't
enforce this right - vendors don't have to release their code

Buy a binary license for BSDi and then ask to see their source code.
They'll want to see your money first.

[ I still do think Debian-packaged BSD could be cool, but there are
obviously a lot of ancillary issues ]

Nathan Norman
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