FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

David Taylor davidt at
Thu Jan 10 12:57:43 PST 2008

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >
> >> BTW as to the single sentence that would recitify this in the bsd
> >>  license it would be something as simple as:
> >>
> >> "Execution of covered work in any form may be conditioned to
> >> payment fees (if any) and/or performing work in kind detailed at
> >> http://......".
> >
> > No, no, no, NO & NO F**KING WAY!
> Which part of "(if any)" is not clear... i.e. the licensor is
> completely free to waive the requirment (i.e. identical to the current
> license)

My one and only post to this thread:

It is clearly not identical to the current license as it imposes an
additional burden upon any user of the licensed work.  They must
check what "payment" they are required to make.  Plus what happens
if the website changes?

More fundamentally it completely undermines the entire point of
the BSD licence.

David Taylor

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