[LINK] Fwd: Microsoft learns some tricks from Open Source Software
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Mon Sep 19 13:31:05 EST 2005
Craig Sanders wrote:
> personally, i prefer the GPL because of that....but the BSD license
> is still a fairly good license. and, unlike Howard, i don't have any
> particular problem with those who do take BSD-licensed software and make
> it proprietary - that is explicitly allowed by the authors. that is why
> they chose the BSD license over the GPL.
I sometimes wonder whether the authors, in the early days, were naively
unaware of the implications of the BSD licence in its ability to lock
their donated work into proprietary software.
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