license terms

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Thu Feb 3 12:16:58 PST 2005

Diener, Michael wrote:
> If someone is using FreeBSD and 4.4BSD, are the FreeBSD Copyright 
 > and 4.4BSD Copyright the only agreements that apply?
> The legal page has links to GNU licenses, so it is not clear if
 > those licenses also have some applicability, or in what cases they
 > might apply.

1st, don't sue me if I'm wrong :-) There are some gnu tools distributed 
with the base system - or at lease with the base source - that are under 
GPL. Nothing vital (system will run) as far as I can see, but anoying 
without: grep, cvs, patch, diff, gzip, cc... I think they can be omitted 
if you choose to, maybe see make.conf for options.

I could imagine that cvs be replaced by opencvs, the openbsd team 
started developing that.

Cheers, Erik

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