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Date:      Tue, 24 Jul 2018 21:04:30 +0200
From:      Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: contribution to BSD
Message-ID:  <20180724210430.6d9b37bc@archlinux>
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On Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:32:12 -0700, jesse@jessewang.net wrote:
>I just want to contribute my research results b(the C source codes) to
>BSD so that other folks can use it, Do I have to install FreeBSD OS in
>my computer first?  Who should I contact to get the forms to apply for
>a BSD license?

You don't need a form to apply a FLOSS license, simply chose one and
add a copy of the license to your code. Starting points might be

https://www.freebsd.org/copyright/freebsd-license.html
https://www.freebsd.org/internal/software-license.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_free_and_open-source_software_licenses
https://opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ModifiedBSD
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#FreeBSD

I don't know if you need to add the license as a comment on top of the
header files, as well as providing a license file or if just one or the
other is needed, but it shouldn't be hard to find out, when reading
about the licenses. To add a FLOSS license to your code, you don't need
to install a FLOSS operating system, but don't offend a
license, assuming you code should include code of others.



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