Linked by Drumhellar on Wed 25th Sep 2013 22:02 UTC

I've been a big fan of FreeBSD since I first acquired 4.4 on 4 CDs. By that point, I had already spent a lot of time in Linux, but I was always put off by its instability and inconsistency. Once I had FreeBSD installed, it felt like a dream. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the consistency of its design meant even older documentation would be mostly applicable without having to figure out how my system was different. There is a reason why in the early days of the Internet, a huge portion of servers ran FreeBSD.

But, that was a while ago. Since then, Linux has matured greatly and has garnered a lot of momentum, becoming the dominant Unix platform. FreeBSD certainly hasn't stood still, however. The FreeBSD team has kept current with hardware support, new features, and a modern, performant design.

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The whole idea of how the Linux kernel works is that you have to GPL your code.

You have to play by their rules or f--k off. That is their decision and they want people to play by their rules.

Some people think that is justified. You and I don't believe that is okay.

For me it is against the spirit of something which is open source, but I don't believe anything that is GPL is in the spirit of sharing and giving something away.

If I give my work away it will be under a license that allows the person to do anything they want with it.

Edited 2013-09-26 19:59 UTC

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