Re: [dev] arrow in the knee because of the GNU GPL???

From: Philip Rushik <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:24:23 +0900

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Dimitris Papastamos <> wrote:
> I am confused. The BSD 3-Clause License[0] states the following:
> "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:"
> Specifically in regards to binary redistribution:
> "2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution."
> The MIT/X license allows for this as well.
> Am I missing something here?

If I release some code under BSD/MIT, on say, my website, then
somebody takes my code, compiles it and offers that binary form on
their website, then the code is still freely available on my website,
they haven't made it non-free. They can't make me stop offering the
source code, the law would protect me if they tried.

Received on Thu Jun 26 2014 - 01:24:23 CEST

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