Developer won't release source licensed under modified BSD.

Chris DiBona cdibona at
Fri May 21 21:28:18 UTC 2010

Why would he need to distribute code? This is the bsd license, after all.


On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Electronjockey
<electronjockey at>wrote:

> The subject says it all.
> There is a particular application that is somewhat widely distributed.
> It is a single stand alone executable that is distributed with a
> modified BSD license (two paragraph). The developer is refusing to
> release the source (application and developer name withheld to protect
> the guilty - for the moment). Does anyone on this list have any
> experience dealing with this sort of situation, or can anyone point me
> in a direction. If this is not the appropriate list for this topic,
> redirection is appreciated.
> Regards,
> Todd Hicks

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