[mailto:owne...@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Giorgos
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:33 PM
To: Daniel Jennings
Subject: Re: Open source quiry
On 2008-02-26 11:33, Daniel Jennings <djen...@bigpond.com> wrote:
Recently I was told that 2wire dsl gateways http://www.2wire.com use a
variant of rt FreeBSD.
The FreeBSD license allows reuse of the source code. In fact, this is
one of the stated goals of the project. `To provide a modern UNIX
system, with no strings attached.'
If this is true are they required to make the source code available to
the public? And if so how does one go about getting the GPL source
Not necessarily. Depending on how meticulous they have been in their
efforts to properly compartmentalize their own stuff, the BSD license
allows commercial reuse of the source code.
The BSD license allows commercial reuse of the code with no requirement
to disclose modifications, and no requirement to "compartmentalize"
The GPL license is what your probably thinking on the "compartmentalize"
thing, and the GPL zealots modify the GPL on a regular basis to make
whatever "compartmentalization" schemes that people work out, impossible.
Pretty soon the GPL will be claiming that programs that exec() GPL
programs are required to be licensed under GPL!!!!