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Re: As the GPL fades


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: As the GPL fades
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:12:28 -0600
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Victor Cortiano writes:
> Alexander, you're just another OpenBSD zealot who dislikes the fact
> that OpenBSD is not considered free by FSF's guidelines.

OpenBSD _is_ considered Free by the FSF.  The original BSD license is
not compatible with the GPL, but that does not make it non-free.  The
revised BSD license is compatible with the GPL.  See
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html>.

> Besides, OpenBSD uses the revised BSD license for the stated purpose
> of allowing "commercial use" of its software.  That "commercial"
> actually means proprietary software.

That does not make it non-free.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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