freebsd is really bsd?

LinuxIsOne reallife at
Tue Dec 13 16:55:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Robert Bonomi <bonomi at>

> Any of the '*BSD' named operating systems trace their ancestery to various
> software released by the C.S.R.G. at the University of California at
> Berkeley, under the name of a 'Berkeley Software Distributin', or "BSD"
> for short.  None of the ancestor software used in this way was a complete,
> runnable and working working Operating System.   Any 'runnable' O/S
> distributed by UCB/CSRG under the 'BSD' name also required a license from
> AT&T.

> FreeBSD _is_ free from any licensing 'encumberments' that would prevent
> one from using it 'as they see fit', subject *only* to retaining certain
> accreditations aind copyright notices in the source code, and in any
> docucmentationt that accompines a 'binary'/'executable'.

Oh I see. Thanks

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