BSD licence

luca (ᴉ) innurindi luca at
Mon Jun 30 15:10:18 BST 2008

Matthias Urlichs <smurf at> writes:

> Hi,
> luca (ᴉ) innurindi:
>> I think they negatively affect also the Ubuntu translations made in
>> Launchpad, because who spends some time and energy for providing a
>> quality translation if someone can later distribute this one in a
>> closed way and under his own license?
> Ummm, in theory, yes, but ...
>> The BSD licence can encourage the behaviour of profiting from the
>> others' work without costs.
> ... we're talking about translations of some specific, open-source-
> licensed software here. Presumably the translations are of no use if you
> don't already have the software. And the translations, once shipped with
> said software, will inherit its license (being derived works).

So the change of the license doesn't affect the translation of the
Ubuntu operating system but other specific software?

luca, (ᴉ) innurindi
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