bsd vs gpl

prad prad at
Wed Mar 11 12:36:48 PDT 2009

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:20:18 -0700
prad <prad at> wrote:

> do people here have any thoughts on the two different licenses?
thank you everyone for your comments on this topic.

the links some of you provided were very interesting and helpful.
i had no idea there were so many licenses either!!!

it is a curious situation that the 'freedom' which insists on
propagating itself (gpl), can be argued to be not really free, while
'freedom' without such a restriction can permit its own termination.

i like this summation the best:

"The bottom line is, the GPL is not anti-commercial or anti-
capitalistic; it is only anti-proprietary. The BSD license, on the
other hand, is very unrestrictive, and allows proprietary knockoffs.
Which you choose depends on what you need and what you value. There's
nothing more to it than that."

now off to establish what we value ...

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