Licenses again...

Petr Janda elekktretterr at
Tue Sep 18 02:17:58 PDT 2007

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 03:33:17 pm Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     Clearly the BSD license does not disallow the modifications made
>     by the second developer to be placed under some other license.
>     The BSD license only covers the BSD-licensed code.  The question is
>     how should a third party interpret the modified source file as a
>     whole?  I do not know the answer to that.

Thanks Matt for your explanation. I've always interpreted the BSD license 
slightly differently.

"Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted"

I've believed that Redistribution and Use are the permissions on the 
code...what you can do with it. Nowhere does the BSD license say what you 
can't do with the code, only what you can therefore 1) redistribute and 2) 
use the code,. How that permits wrapping the code inside another license in 
the same file.


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