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Date:      Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:11:27 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Ottavio Caruso <>
Cc:        Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: A couple of questions about "fortune freebsd-tips"
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On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:09:25 +0100, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On my system (12.1-RELEASE-p4) I have:
> % ls /usr/share/games/fortune/
> freebsd-tips freebsd-tips.dat
> 1) where do they come from? I can't see them in the sources and I
> definitely didn't install it from ports.

It's part of the OS installation. Check /usr/src/games/fortune
and especially /usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/freebsd-tips.

> 2) I'd like to reuse and modify freebsd-tips and include into another
> project. I can't see any copyright notes about the fortune files.
> There are attributions. I don't know what to do with these
> attributions if I modify the text.

Maybe something like "original by <name>" or "derived from
so and so by <name>" would be sufficient? You could directly
ask a responsible person from the FreeBSD team about this
specific licensing question, even though I (as _not_ being
a lawyer) would check if the BSD license applies here, and
if it does, it should be fine if you modify the file, but
include a reference to the original in your documentation.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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