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Everything2.com: A Hybrid BSD/GPL License

Nov 05, 2003, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"It may be that future ages will decide that the most important invention of this millenium is the GPL, if it turns out to be half as productive as the printing press was (and it might). Then again, they may decide the plastic bag was a more important advance, or possibly resevoir tips for condoms. But inventions can sometimes be improved, as that last example shows, and I'd like to make a modest suggestion for a variation of the BSD license and GPL license, that might be quite productive.

"As is described here at everthing2, the BSD license endorses forking, even with additional copyright limits. This includes forks that are or become GPL, and someone should do just that. This might add a snowball effect to a very secure and stable system..."

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