[OpenBIOS] [IMPORTANT] Legal Issues.

Chris Maresca ckm at crust.net
Tue Aug 28 11:26:50 CEST 2001

On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Mads Martin [iso-8859-1] Jørgensen wrote:

> * Jason Gurtz <jason at tommyk.com> [Aug 27. 2001 19:40]:
> > 
> > 
> > > 7) Although we agree with the ideas promoted by the free 
> > > software foundation we 
> > >    do not and/or cannot necessarily agree with all of the 
> > > rules set by the 
> > >    foundation. In this light it could, to some extent, be a 
> > > contrast of wishes to 
> > >    become an offical GNU project.
> > 
> > How about a BSD'ish style license?  I'm not sure how others feel about
> > their code being used for 3rd party profit though.
> People who write code, can license their code however they want to. Then
> it's up to the project leader to determine if he want it in the project
> or not. Personally I will GPL all code I am to contribute.

That's not actually true.  Code licensed under GPL does not allow for any
other kind of license.  That's because the GPL expressly forbids
non-public source, something which other licenses allow.  You cannot mix
GPL code with anyother license type.  Period.  End of story.

Read the license, you'll see what I mean.  If you decide that your code
should only be licensed under GPL, and you contribute it to a BSD project,
you might as well contribute nothing.


chris maresca
      internet systems architect -- www.chrismaresca.com

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