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Date:      Tue, 26 Feb 2008 07:32:57 +0200
From:      Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
To:        Daniel Jennings <djennings84@bigpond.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Open source quiry
Message-ID:  <20080226053256.GB3515@kobe.laptop>
In-Reply-To: <000001c8780f$3c0ebae0$b42c30a0$@com>
References:  <000001c8780f$3c0ebae0$b42c30a0$@com>

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On 2008-02-26 11:33, Daniel Jennings <djennings84@bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Recently I was told that 2wire dsl gateways http://www.2wire.com use a
> variant of rt FreeBSD. 

The FreeBSD license allows reuse of the source code.  In fact, this is
one of the stated goals of the project.  `To provide a modern UNIX
system, with no strings attached.'

> If this is true are they required to make the source code available to
> the public? And if so how does one go about getting the GPL source

Not necessarily.  Depending on how meticulous they have been in their
efforts to properly compartmentalize their own stuff, the BSD license
allows commercial reuse of the source code.




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