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Re: Let's stop feeding the NVidia cuckoo



On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 08:47:41 -0800 (PST) Ben Johnson wrote:

> Actually, the FSF used to have a tooth against the X
> Consortium, but this episode is now over
> (http://www.gnu.no/philosophy/x.html).

This is a statement about the well-known FSF preference for copyleft
licenses, not a "shame on you! you adopted non-free licenses!".

> They consider
> both MIT/X11 and the three-clause BSD free software
> licenses,

Indeed.

> although the three-clause BSD is indeed
> incompatible with the GPL
> (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html).

No it's not.
The 4-clause BSD (a.k.a. Original BSD) license is.
The 3-clause BSD (a.k.a. Modified BSD) license is instead
GPL-compatible.

Both are free software licenses.

The URL you yourself cited reads

| If you want a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license,
| the modified BSD license is a reasonable choice

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