Free BSD Licensing
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Mar 23 19:41:18 UTC 2010
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On 23/03/2010 14:40:15, jeguelf5 at rockwellcollins.com wrote:
> Free BSD representative,
> I am inquiring if Free BSD is installable under the The GNU General Public
> License (short: GNU GPL or simply GPL)? Need to verify that for the
> requester of this software as coming through our subcontracts division.
Mostly FreeBSD uses the FreeBSD license:
This is an open-source license according to the OSI terms. Some
software within the FreeBSD distribution is licensed under the GPL or LGPL.
As the FreeBSD license is less restrictive than the GPL, it's pretty
much safe to say that wherever you are permitted install GPL'd software,
you could substitute FreeBSD licensed software without legal penalty.
(Note: *install* -- redistribution is a different matter)
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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