Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2005 09:10 UTC, submitted by george
FreeBSD One of the most useful tidbits from the basket of code released into the public domain this year by Sun Microsystems is likely to make it to the FreeBSD platform. DTrace is currently being ported to FreeBSD by Devon O'Dell, a FreeBSD developer working for OffMyServer, a US-based vendor which sells servers running BSD and Linux variants.
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by the_trapper on Thu 8th Sep 2005 19:34 UTC in reply to "Re: CDDL"
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The simple answer to your question...NIH (Not Invented Here)...

The more complex answer to your question, everyone and every software project have their own licensing needs based upon market realities, developer core beliefs, and just simple biases for and against certain licenses.

Even the GPL/LGPL and BSD/MIT licenses are just a family of licenses, many projects use these licenses verbatim as intended, but many do not. It is perfectly permissable, and often necessary to grant exceptions to certain clauses of a license or to remove certain clauses of the license altogether.

It's all about using the right tool for the right job and embracing healthy competition. People don't like having just MS Windows available to them, why are they so hell bent on not having competition within OSS?

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