Discuss: BSD Protection License

John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com
Tue Mar 12 15:50:35 UTC 2002

phil hunt scripsit:

> My reading of the license and the OSD suggests to me that it 
> isn't.
> OSD, para 1: The license shall not restrict any party from 
> selling or giving away the software [...]
> License, 3 (c): The license under which the derivative work 
> is distributed must expressly prohibit the distribution of 
> further derivative works.
> This restricts people from selling or giving away the software,
> because it imposes a restrictive term on how they can give it 
> away.

No, 3 (c) applies only to derivative works, not to the software
released under the license.

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