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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

BSD licenses smells like anarcho-capitalism

A debate over that license and others like it - Apache, MIT, etc... - drives me crazy, because advocates of them say, "It's more free than the GPL! If I distribute BSD license code, the recipient can do anything they want with it. If I distribute GPL code, the recipient has to redistribute under the same license! BSD = more free!" But of course, that ignores the second, third, fourth, fifth, and nth level recipient. The second through nth level recipients of BSD license code are guaranteed zero rights. The second through nth level recipients of GPL license code are guaranteed the same rights as the original author and first recipient.