Myths and Facts pt.1

BSD, the truth

Myth
The BSD license does not prevent incorporation of code into proprietary software which makes it more free then the GPL which does.
Fact
By failing to prevent the incorporation of code into proprietary software, the BSD license effectively strips the freedom of the users of proprietary derivatives the software. The GPL in contrast ensures users of all derivatives of the software have retain their freedom.

Myth
The copyright on BSD license cannot be changed or removed as the BSD license does not allow it.
Fact
The BSD license says you must retail the copyright but can modify the code. One can take the copyright and remove/change it under the protection of the modify act and thus effectively removing the copyright and the BSD license. The code no longer belongs to the old copyright owner who put the BSD license on it. The new copyright own now has the right…

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