Free BSD Licensing

Henrik Hudson lists at
Tue Mar 23 20:12:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, jeguelf5 at 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.

How do you install something "under" a license? FreeBSD is developed
and distributed using the BSD license. More information is available

If you're wondering whether or not FreeBSD is freely available and
can be installed in a commerical environment then the short answer would
be yes. However, I encourage you to read the licensing clauses
available on, specifically here:

This wiki gives a decent overview of the differences:

Henrik Hudson
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"God, root, what is difference?" Pitr; UF 

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