Subject: Re: "University-style" vs "Berkeley" licenses
From: Ray Jones <rjones@pobox.com>
Date: 26 Aug 1998 19:59:27 +0000

"Robert A. Bruce" <rab@cdrom.com> writes:

> So these silly restrictions have cost us thousands of dollars, cost the
> California taxpayers thousands more, led to less advertising and promotion
> of BSD products, which means that fewer people are using BSD software, and
> thus less recognition for the programmers who wrote the software. 
> 
> The UCB advertising restrictions are stupid, counter-productive, and do
> far more damage than you realize.  

your perceived costs (which are not really costs, but rather
unrealized profits) do not justify a violation of the trust and
contract that the original copyright holders placed on the use of
their work.  if you don't like those requirements, too bad.  you
shouldn't get to ignore them just because you can make more money that
way.  "shouldn't" rather than "can't" because i doubt that the authors
you've broken faith with will be able to mount a serious challenge to
your actions.  which makes your "they've-cost-us-so-much" attitude
even more reprehensible.

ray jones