Beerware license

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Jan 3 09:57:40 UTC 2007

I think it meets the OSD.  However, please don't call it open source
unless/until OSI approves it.

If you want a simple BSD-style license, try (Fair License) , which is about the same length
(though a little vague).

Matthew Flaschen

Scythereal wrote:
> Just out of interest, does the beerware license come under the open source
> definition, or is the obligation to buy the author a beer in violation of
> the 'free' aspect?

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