decoration decoration
Stories

GROKLAW
When you want to know more...
decoration
For layout only
Home
Archives
Site Map
Search
About Groklaw
Awards
Legal Research
Timelines
ApplevSamsung
ApplevSamsung p.2
ArchiveExplorer
Autozone
Bilski
Cases
Cast: Lawyers
Comes v. MS
Contracts/Documents
Courts
DRM
Gordon v MS
GPL
Grokdoc
HTML How To
IPI v RH
IV v. Google
Legal Docs
Lodsys
MS Litigations
MSvB&N
News Picks
Novell v. MS
Novell-MS Deal
ODF/OOXML
OOXML Appeals
OraclevGoogle
Patents
ProjectMonterey
Psystar
Quote Database
Red Hat v SCO
Salus Book
SCEA v Hotz
SCO Appeals
SCO Bankruptcy
SCO Financials
SCO Overview
SCO v IBM
SCO v Novell
SCO:Soup2Nuts
SCOsource
Sean Daly
Software Patents
Switch to Linux
Transcripts
Unix Books
Your contributions keep Groklaw going.
To donate to Groklaw 2.0:

Groklaw Gear

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.


Contact PJ

Click here to email PJ. You won't find me on Facebook Donate Paypal


User Functions

Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User

No Legal Advice

The information on Groklaw is not intended to constitute legal advice. While Mark is a lawyer and he has asked other lawyers and law students to contribute articles, all of these articles are offered to help educate, not to provide specific legal advice. They are not your lawyers.

Here's Groklaw's comments policy.


What's New

STORIES
No new stories

COMMENTS last 48 hrs
No new comments


Sponsors

Hosting:
hosted by ibiblio

On servers donated to ibiblio by AMD.

Webmaster
Copying from BSD? | 197 comments | Create New Account
Comments belong to whoever posts them. Please notify us of inappropriate comments.
Copying from BSD is allowed by the license.
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 01:20 PM EDT
BSD allows the code to be combined with proprietary code and redistributed.

the original '3 clause' BSD license required that the fine print about the
product acknowledge this, but the newer '2 clause' (which is what just about
everything uses) doesn't even require that

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Copying from BSD?
Authored by: rcsteiner on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT
The BSD License permits use of the code in the way that Apple and Microsoft have
used it, and the BSD community seems to actively *encourage* such use, so there
is no "getting away" required.

Those companies are using the BSD Licensed software as its author intended it to
be used.

The several BSD folks I've met and conversed with have a very different mindset
from those I know in the GPL community ... the lack of a "give back"
requirement if you distribute binaries based on BSDL code is seen as an
additional freedom, not as a disadvantage.

---
-Rich Steiner >>>---> Mableton, GA USA
The Theorem Theorem: If If, Then Then.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Copying from BSD?
Authored by: Wol on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 02:13 PM EDT
If they sue the original coder, the court is likely to bite their head off and
award attorney costs.

But then, in ANY situation where a licensee sues the copyright holder, that is
what should happen.

Cheers,
Wol

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Copying from BSD?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, September 14 2012 @ 04:59 PM EDT
http://www.opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-1081/
does not list mount or mnt in the sources available for download.
Those functions now seem to be performed by diskarbitrationd(8)
which is available with several supporting bits under APSL.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Groklaw © Copyright 2003-2013 Pamela Jones.
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.
Comments are owned by the individual posters.

PJ's articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License. ( Details )