FreeBSD = Free Software?

Harald Muehlboeck home at
Wed Aug 2 09:59:45 UTC 2006

Dylan Rogers <dylanrogers1 at> writes:

> Does FreeBSD contain only free software?

see  <>

FreeBSD contains software licensed under BSD-License, LGPL, GPL (which
restricts redistribution without making the source code available),
IP-FILTER (which does not expictly allow to make changes to the code),
Sendmail, ISC-Licensed Software like BIND, ...

It depends on your point of view, if you call these licenses »free«.

Maybe you will prefer OpenBSD:

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