Can I use new BSD licensed library/code in my commercial closed source project?

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I am wondering if I may include some libraries that have BSD license in my closed source project.

Can I do it without any special permissions?

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Yes, you can.

BSD-licensed projects can be used in closed-source commercial projects.

It is necessary to include the original copyright and license inforamtion.

Check Wikipedia article:

Commercial license compatibility

The FreeBSD project argues on the advantages of BSD-style licenses for companies and commercial use-cases due to their license compatibility with proprietary licenses and general flexibility, stating that the BSD-style licenses place only "minimal restrictions on future behavior" and aren't "legal time-bombs", unlike copyleft licenses - Wikipedia source

The BSD License allows proprietary use and allows the software released under the license to be incorporated into proprietary products. Works based on the material may be released under a proprietary license as closed source software, allowing usual commercial usages under them - Wikipedia source

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