Subject: Re: question about copying small amounts of code from BSD, MIT or Apache 1.1 licensed open source...
From: Thorsten Glaser <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 00:46:17 +0000

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.