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UpStart Workshop - Episode 32 - What is the BSD license?


What is BSD license | Understanding. BSD license |full description


Comparing Open-Source Software Licenses


LGPL and BSD license


What does BSD license mean?

BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software. This is in contrast to copyleft licenses, which have reciprocity share-alike requirements. The original BSD license was used for its namesake, the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix-like operating system. The original version has since been revised and its descendants are more properly termed modified BSD licenses. BSD is both a license and a class of license. The modified BSD license is very similar to the license originally used for the BSD version of Unix. The BSD license is a simple license that merely requires that all code be licensed under the BSD license if redistributed in source code format. BSD does not require that source code be distributed at all.
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