The Open Source Definition: 3. Derived Works

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Mar 28 13:01:33 UTC 2001

Christoph Steinbeck scripsit:

> What is the point of letting them change the code and change the license
> to whatever they like (proprietory, e.g.).

The BSD license allows just this, and it is both Open Source and Free.
The point of point 3 is that the original author can't prevent the
free (libre) distribution of derivative works created under the
original license.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
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