"We observe that there exists a broad misconception that the BSD
permits the licensing of BSD code and modifications of BSD code
under closed source licenses. In this paper we put forward an
argument to the effect that the terms of the BSD require BSD code
and modifications to BSD code to be licensed under the terms of the
BSD license. We look at some possible consequences and observe that
this licensing requirement could have serious impacts on the
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