Virally licensed code in FreeBSD kernel

Brett Glass brett at
Sat Apr 14 20:05:33 UTC 2007

At 12:27 PM 4/14/2007, illoai at wrote:
>No, you are not.  Because it appears that the whole thing is not covered
>by the CDDL.

Read the license. If you distribute a product that includes the code, you are bound by the obligations listed in the license (to distribute source code, not ever to patent anything, to give up firstborn children, etc.). So, FreeBSD is covered by the license. You can't use it freely. It is no longer free.

--Brett Glass

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