rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Nov 23 07:53:23 UTC 2003
Quoting Brian Behlendorf (brian at collab.net):
> No, the terms in the BSD license can not be removed by someone
> redistributing the work, or even a derived work from a BSD-licensed work
> that is under a different license. One can *add* new terms, though,
> which the GPL forbids.
A further quibble: Such new terms can apply only to code additions.
Third-party coders cannot "add new terms" to the original codebase, as
they lack title.
(Your derivative work based on my original BSD-licensed one might not
furnish a clean copy of my upstream source code, but issues of source
access are distinct from those of terms.)
Cheers, * Contributing Editor, Linux Gazette *
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