Intel's proposed BSD + Patent License
david at usermode.org
Wed Oct 31 05:32:40 UTC 2001
On Tuesday 30 October 2001 09:07 pm, Russell Nelson wrote:
> > ??? GPL my copy of FreeBSD ???
> > Precisely how do I go about this? Replace all copies of the BSD license
> > under /usr/src and recompile?
> Why bother? Why not simply decide in your own head that, if you ever
> give away a copy of your FreeBSD, you'll do so under the GPL. Poof,
> instant GPL'ed operating system.
Okay, we can play fun little metaphysical games with the BSD license, but it
ignores an important point: the BSD+Patent License restricts what operating
systems you may use it on. I can't use it on Solaris, QNX or IRIX. And I
can't use it on some imaginary MPL or QPL licensed OS. This is a violation of
clause 8. Wasn't the OpenMotif license reject for the same reason?
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