Subject: Re: Charging the Charger
From: (David N. Welton)
Date: 14 Apr 2005 08:20:51 +0200

Taran Rampersad <> writes:

> That's an arguable description of freedom, since the freedom you
> describe is for a redistributor to lock code away - which is a
> violation of the GPL, and if Stallman signed onto that, I'd love to
> know it.  That's the problem with the old BSD license, if you
> recall... and why it's not considered a Free License.

The problem with that license was the so called "advertising clause".
You are still quite free to take BSD code and make proprietary
derivatives from it.

David N. Welton

Apache, Linux, Tcl Consulting