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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
Sure some do. Most of them? [reference needed]
> GPL projects reusing BSD code very rarely contribute anything back.
... to the original, BSD-licensed project.
GPL projects "merely" contribute back to *any* person or company not allergic to the GPL, for free. Not as generous as the BSD license but much more generous than no contribution at all.
Crowding out OpenBSD
Posted Dec 6, 2012 1:13 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
That seems a little crazy. IIUC any patches to BSD licensed code in a GPL project can be distributed under the BSD license back to the BSD project by the original patch author. The author can always license code to different parties under any license they wish. What's stopping people from contributing code back to BSD projects?
Posted Dec 6, 2012 1:51 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
In addition, many GPL people believe that it's a much better license than BSD, and so they _really_ want their work under the GPL.
If either of these are the case, then the patches don't get contributed back under BSD
Posted Dec 6, 2012 2:39 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
I realize that, it seems like a poor reason. Maybe git needs an "export as bsd" option for ones own code 8-)
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