Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

BSD licenses

Index BSD licenses

BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software. [1]

29 relations: Berkeley Software Distribution, Bionic (software), Commercial software, Comparison of free and open-source software licenses, Copyleft, Free and open-source software, Free Software Foundation, Free software license, FreeBSD, GitHub, GNU General Public License, Google, ISC license, License compatibility, Linus Torvalds, NetBSD, Open Source Initiative, Open-source license, OpenBSD, Operating system, Permissive software licence, Proprietary software, Public domain, Regents of the University of California, Richard Stallman, Share-alike, Toybox, Unix-like, Vetting.

Berkeley Software Distribution

Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) was a Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995.

New!!: BSD licenses and Berkeley Software Distribution · See more »

Bionic (software)

Bionic is the standard C library (including libc, libdl, libm, and libpthread) developed by Google for its Android operating system.

New!!: BSD licenses and Bionic (software) · See more »

Commercial software

Commercial software, or seldom payware, is computer software that is produced for sale or that serves commercial purposes.

New!!: BSD licenses and Commercial software · See more »

Comparison of free and open-source software licenses

This is a comparison of published free software licenses and open-source licenses.

New!!: BSD licenses and Comparison of free and open-source software licenses · See more »


Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works down the line.

New!!: BSD licenses and Copyleft · See more »

Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

New!!: BSD licenses and Free and open-source software · See more »

Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman on 4 October 1985 to support the free software movement, which promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software, with the organization's preference for software being distributed under copyleft ("share alike") terms, such as with its own GNU General Public License.

New!!: BSD licenses and Free Software Foundation · See more »

Free software license

A free software license is a notice that grants the recipient of a piece of software extensive rights to modify and redistribute that software.

New!!: BSD licenses and Free software license · See more »


FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

New!!: BSD licenses and FreeBSD · See more »


GitHub Inc. is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git.

New!!: BSD licenses and GitHub · See more »

GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

New!!: BSD licenses and GNU General Public License · See more »


Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

New!!: BSD licenses and Google · See more »

ISC license

The ISC license is a permissive free software license published by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).

New!!: BSD licenses and ISC license · See more »

License compatibility

License compatibility is a legal framework that allows for pieces of software with different software licenses to be distributed together.

New!!: BSD licenses and License compatibility · See more »

Linus Torvalds

Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator, and historically, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for operating systems such as the Linux operating systems, Android, and Chrome OS.

New!!: BSD licenses and Linus Torvalds · See more »


NetBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

New!!: BSD licenses and NetBSD · See more »

Open Source Initiative

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open-source software.

New!!: BSD licenses and Open Source Initiative · See more »

Open-source license

An open-source license is a type of license for computer software and other products that allows the source code, blueprint or design to be used, modified and/or shared under defined terms and conditions.

New!!: BSD licenses and Open-source license · See more »


OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

New!!: BSD licenses and OpenBSD · See more »

Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

New!!: BSD licenses and Operating system · See more »

Permissive software licence

A permissive software license, sometimes also called BSD-like or BSD-style license, is a free software software license with minimal requirements about how the software can be redistributed.

New!!: BSD licenses and Permissive software licence · See more »

Proprietary software

Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.

New!!: BSD licenses and Proprietary software · See more »

Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

New!!: BSD licenses and Public domain · See more »

Regents of the University of California

The Regents of the University of California is the governing board of the University of California system.

New!!: BSD licenses and Regents of the University of California · See more »

Richard Stallman

Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms—is an American free software movement activist and programmer.

New!!: BSD licenses and Richard Stallman · See more »


Share-alike is a copyright licensing term, originally used by the Creative Commons project, to describe works or licences that require copies or adaptations of the work to be released under the same or similar licence as the original.

New!!: BSD licenses and Share-alike · See more »


Toybox is a Free and open source software implementation of some Unix command line utilities for embedded devices.

New!!: BSD licenses and Toybox · See more »


A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

New!!: BSD licenses and Unix-like · See more »


Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc.

New!!: BSD licenses and Vetting · See more »

Redirects here:

2-clause BSD, 3-clause BSD, 3-clause BSD license, BDS-new, BSD 2-Clause, BSD 2-Clause License, BSD 3-Clause, BSD 3-Clause License, BSD 4-Clause License, BSD Licence, BSD License, BSD Licenses, BSD advertising clause, BSD licence, BSD licences, BSD license, BSD-3, BSD-licence, BSD-license, BSD-new, BSD-style license, BSD/License, Berkeley Software Distribution licenses, Bsd licence, Bsd license, Bsd licenses, Bsd-style license, FreeBSD Licence, FreeBSD License, FreeBSD licence, FreeBSD license, Modified BSD License, Modified BSD licence, Modified BSD license, New BSD, New BSD Licence, New BSD License, New BSD license, Original BSD license, Prior BSD License, Revised BSD license, Revised BSD-style licence, Revised BSDL, SIBSD, Simplified BSD License, Simplified BSD license.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_licenses

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »