Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:12 UTC, submitted by R_T_F_M
Apple The lure of shiny toys has helped Apple's BSD-based Mac OS X operating system overtake Linux to become the operating system that is the second most used by developers, according to Evans Data.
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RE[8]: Really?
by sonnyrao on Thu 11th Aug 2011 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Really?"
sonnyrao
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What's really ironic about your objections is many in the FreeBSD community feel that Apple has borrowed so much from FreeBSD that they should be giving more back to it's 'sister' operating system.


That's really interesting if true.

I'm not a BSD person so I don't really know how they feel, but it seems like by choosing the BSD license, philosophically, one is stating anyone can take the work and do whatever they want with it and not have to give back... as opposed to GPL like license where one is stating that others must "give back" by releasing their changes when they distribute.

To be clear, I'm not trying to start a BSD vs GPL license flame war. It is just that your comment surprised me, and I'm just curious if that's how people who have chosen the BSD side really feel or not.

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