license terms

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Feb 3 23:23:52 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of 
> Diener, Michael
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 11:15 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: license terms
> 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.
> Thanks for any help you can give.

The ONLY time that the GNU licenses have any effect at all on what
your doing is if your building a software product that contains 
code that is under the GPL that you intend to redistribute.  
There's no license applicability of either license if all your doing
is just running FreeBSD as a server or such.


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