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Date:      Fri, 9 Aug 2013 22:08:11 -0400
From:      mikel king <>
To:        "Someth San" <>
Cc:        " Questions" <>
Subject:   Re: Commercial Licensing
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <002601ce956a$adfcf030$09f6d090$>
References:  <002601ce956a$adfcf030$09f6d090$>

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Greetings Someth,

With FreeBSD you are free use as you see fit. Think of the BSD license =
in terms of 'Free' beer and not the freedom to look under the hood like =
some other mock free licenses. If this were not the case then Apple =
would not have been able to derive Mac OS X from FreeBSD and close the =
source of their product.=20

The nature of the various FreeBSD licenses allow for you to do this with =
the exception of some newer versions of the license the include an anti =
relicensing clause which essentially prohibits you from taking a BSD =
licensed code based and relicensing it under one of the GPL versions. At =
this point those sorts of addendum's are rare but definitely becoming =
more popular.=20

Ultimately there is not requirement that you give back to the BSD =
community in the form of your code additions however you are strongly =
encourage to do so, the choice is yours.

Finally I would recommend consulting an IP attorney for a review of the =
current license just to ensure that everything is still as it was =
explained to me a long time ago by mine.


On Aug 9, 2013, at 9:41 PM, "Someth San" <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm interested in installing FreeBSD into a small form factor PC for
> commercial use and was wondering whether there is a EULA in place for =
> purpose. I would like to avoid the open source requirement of =
disclosing my
> codes to a public community.
> If you can provide some information/direction in this regard, I would
> greatly appreciate it.
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Someth San
> Indesyne Inc.
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