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From: Kai Richter (2:240/77)
To: All
Date: Sat, 09.01.21 23:54
*nix Licenses
Hello paul!

08 Jan 21, paul lee wrote to Kai Richter:

pl> using FreeBSD and the open source (no license)

Two open points on the checklist. BSD is sometimes different than Linux. You
should dig deeper what the real requirement for *nix OS is and if FreeBSD can
fulfill it.

Open Source without licence means there is no written contract and the common
consequence is that standard local law will apply. In some countries law there
does not exist a software definition for "open source" or "public domain".

To be honest i have no idea if there is a github "default" license that applies
to software without own licence automatically. If your plan is to go
international then you should re-think about useing a known or creating an own
licence.

pl> I can just give customers the hardware and make them 'get' their own
pl> software...

This would keep your business out of the line of licence fire.

Regards

Kai

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