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OpenBSD: Stealing Versus Sharing Code

“OpenBSD project creator Theo de Raadt detailed his concerns
regarding BSD-licensed code and Dual-BSD/GPL-licensed code being
re-licensed under only the GPL as previously discussed here,
‘honestly, I was greatly troubled by the situation, because even
people like Alan Cox were giving other Linux developers advice
to… break the law. And furthermore, there are even greater
potential risks for how the various communities interact.’ He went
on to add:

“‘It may seem that the licenses let one _distribute_ it under
either license, but this interpretation of the license is false–it
is still illegal to break up, cut up, or modify someone else’s
legal document, and, it cannot be replaced by another license
because it may not be removed. Hence, a dual licensed file always
remains dual licensed, every time it is distributed…'”

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