Subject: Re: question about copying small amounts of code from BSD, MIT or Apache 1.1 licensed open source...
From: Roddixon <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:12 -0400

This response assumes facts about the code snippet and the poster's 
software we don't know. If those assumptions about the code copied and the 
new program created happen to be correct (Big IF), then the derivative 
work, if publicly distributed, would be subject to the rather unrestrictive 
BSD license.

- Rod
Rod Dixon

...... Original Message .......
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 00:46:17 +0000 Thorsten Glaser <> wrote:
>Pete Eakle dixit:
>>if I am looking for examples of how a certain API is invoked, and I
>>find a good example within a method of some open source with a
>>permissive license, such as BSD, can I copy those few lines of code
>>into my program without having to also add the BSD copyright statement
>>to my program?
>You're effectively creating a derived work of both your old programme
>and the BSD licenced code, thus the derivate has to fulfil *both*
>licences, and list both.