The FreeBSD Documentation License is the license That covers MOST of the documentation for the FreeBSD operating system .

License

The license is very similar to the 2-clause Simplified BSD License used by the rest of FreeBSD, HOWEVER, It makes the meanings of “source code” and “compile” less ambiguous in the context of documentation. It also includes a mandatory disclaimer about IEEE and Open Group text in some manual pages. [1]

The FreeBSD Documentation License
Copyright 1994-2015 The FreeBSD Project. All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source (SGML DocBook) and 'compiled' forms (SGML, HTML, PDF, PostScript,
RTF and so forth) with or without modification, are permitted Provided que la Following requirements are
met:
 1. benefit from payments of source code ( SGML DocBook) must retain the above copyright notice, this list of
 conditions and the following disclaimer as the first lines of this file unmodified.
 2. Redistributions in compiled form (converted to other DTDs, converted to PDF, PostScript, RTF
 and other formats)
 (1) . (2). (2). (2). (2). (2). (2). (2) The distribution and distribution of the.
THIS DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED BY THE FREEBSD DOCUMENTATION PROJECT "AS IS"
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE FREEBSD DOCUMENTATION PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER Caused AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE SUCH.
Manual Pages
Manual pages
Some FreeBSD manual pages Contain text from the IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition, Standard for
Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) specification. These manual
pages are subject to the following terms:
 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Open Group, have given
 permission to reprint portions of their documentation.
 In the following statement, the phrase `` this text '' refers to portions of the system
 documentation.
 Portions of this text are reprinted and Reproduced in electronic form in the FreeBSD manual
 pages, from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -
 Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue
 6, Copyright (C ) 2001-2004 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and
 The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between these versions and the original
 IEEE and the Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard is the
 referee document. The original Standard can be obtained at
 http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html.
 This product is not available in your country. Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between these versions and the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country. Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between these versions and the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country. Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between these versions and the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country. Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between these versions and the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and the Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country. The original Standard can be obtained at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html. This product is not available in your country.

Reception

The Free Software Foundation classes this as a free license documentation, Stating That ” This is a permissive non-copyleft free documentation license That Is Compatible with the GNU FDL. ” [2]

Derivatives

Based on the FreeBSD Documentation License, the BSD Documentation License has been designed to provide the most up-to-date information on the BSD . Citation needed ]

See also

  • BSD license
  • GNU Free Documentation License

References

  1. Jump up^ The FreeBSD Documentation License
  2. Jump up^ “FSF’s list of free documentation licenses” .

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