The benefits of the BSD license
The comments for that story is worth a … comment: The BSD license is free. It does not restrict you to inherit the license for derived code because it is free. Not as free as public domain or the beerware license, but pretty close. BSD is about high quality code that you can use, for any value of "you". It is that simple. It is that good. Theo de Raadt said it very well when he removed Darren Reed's IPF:
… But software which OpenBSD uses and redistributes must be free to all (be they people or companies), for any purpose they wish to use it, including modification, use, peeing on, or even integration into baby mulching machines or atomic bombs to be dropped on Australia.
I think I could buy a full t-shirt wardrobe on the 'net. I
t-shirt from NTKMart and I adore
the ThinkGeek Magatokyo designs.
Obviously I like the OpenBSD
t-shirts too. But I guess my favourite is the Ninj4 Hooded
Sweatshirt from ThinkGeek. Maybe I should actually make a wishlist in
the utterly vain hope that some poor misguided soul would go and buy me, a
random poor chap on the Internet, stuff. Perhaps some day …