FreeBSD license vs /usr/bin/true license

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Tue Jan 31 16:48:14 UTC 2012

You might have to re-write it from scratch.  It's still copyrighted by 
the university.  I'd say write it in c++ to dispel all doubt that you 
didn't copy.  Then true and groff will be c++.

There's still software in the tree that uses the four clause license. 
But because of the advertising clause, you can't really talk about it or 
else you have to list it.

On 1/31/2012 8:29 AM, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 01/31/12 12:55, vermaden wrote:
>> FreeBSD, as specified here [1] uses 2-clause BSD license,
>> but /usr/bin/true [2] (as empty as it is) uses something like
>> 3-clause BSD license, is that desired?
>> [1]
>> [2]
> By coincidence, this link turned up on Hacker News Daily this morning.
> It's about the copyright on the true command.
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