bsd vs gpl

Saifi Khan saifi.khan at
Wed Mar 11 21:51:38 PDT 2009

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, prad wrote:

> 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!!!

The ACM Queue (1 May 2004) article by Jay Michaelson of Wasabi
Systems is very insightful.

"There is no such thing as Free (Software) lunch"

Please take a look at

In 2009, you would like your product (esp infrastructure product
or platform) to reach out to as many people as possible and be
used in as many ways possible.

BSD / ASL 2.0 license precisely help one accomplish that in a
very benign way.


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