For Approval: Open-Realty License

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed May 25 12:30:15 UTC 2005

Brian C scripsit:

> Otherwise, under the wording you use below, the FSF might not consider
> your license a "free software" license, because of the possibility that
> down-stream versions of your code could be licensed under OSI-approved
> licenses that the FSF thought were not 'free software' licenses. 

No fear of that.  The BSD license is FSF-free, even though downstream versions
may be proprietary.  FSF-freeness does not require a license to be copyleft.

John Cowan  jcowan at
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on
the shoulders of giants.
        --Isaac Newton

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