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Date:      Tue, 12 Sep 1995 10:34:03 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        nicasio@fis.uncor.edu (Oscar Nicasio)
Cc:        info@freebsd.org, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Commercial use...
Message-ID:  <199509121734.KAA21899@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <9509121556.AA16183@fis.uncor.edu> from "Oscar Nicasio" at Sep 12, 95 11:56:34 am

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> I'a interested in using FreeBSD 2.0.5 in an commercial aplication, more 
> specifically as plataform for several Internet servers (ftp, http, etc). 
> What must be done for using FreeBSD in a completely legal way? 
> I eill be very grateful to you if you could give me a precise answer.
> Sincerely yours,

If you sell it as a whole, the GPL'ed user level applications will
either have to have source provided or you will need to offer to
provide source for two years, or point to two locations where source
may be obtained.

Obviously, the system is completely usable for what you want to do
without any GPL'ed software loaded, though having a compiler can be
handy.

If you are just interested in the BSD code itself, or in *using* the
code instead of boxing it up and selling it, well then there are no
restrictions.  You are free to do anything you want with it.

If you omit the GPL'ed code, then you are free to box it up and sell
it without sources if you want to do that.

The obvious benefit to you of rolling any improvements you make back
into the main line source tree (by way of placing them under UCB style
copyright) is that when you decide to update, you won't have to reintegrate
your fixes or maintain a seperate source tree.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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