Aka: (traditional/revised) BSDL
Includes: BSD-style Licenses
The name comes from the BSD Operating Systems (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc) which were distributed under this license. Linux, meanwhile, is distributed under another Open-Source license: the GNU Public License, which differs from BSDL in that it requires making changes public. A variety of other open-source and free software licenses exist.
This license says basically the same, as the Creative Commons Attribution License. Since there are a lot of countries 'forbidding' Public Domain this license is a very good alternative.
- A look at the BSD license text.
- An example of BSD and GPL licenses in the news
- BSD License Problem (about traditional versus revised BSDL)
A license that behaves similar to the very easy-to-use and restrictionless BSD License, with minor differences.
- MIT/X11 License: Both names mean the same. Used by: X11 Software (and some window managers, like Blackbox, Fluxbox, Openbox, wmii, ...), older Versions of cURL (now using the BSD Licenses). The ncurses license is nearly the same.
- ISC License: Same as the 2 clausle BSD license, but a lot of text has been removed since it's not needed. It's used by OpenBSD, BIND. It's very near to Public Domain.