Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 25th Feb 2006 07:36 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "With the release of Mac OS X for x86 processors, Apple has chosen to not release source to key components of the OS, such as the kernel and all drivers. This means Darwin/x86 is dead in the water; Darwin/ppc has many closed source components and is a deprecated architecture." Read more here.
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RE: I've been saying it.
by MysterMask on Sat 25th Feb 2006 11:15 UTC in reply to "I've been saying it."
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They've stood on the shoulders of giants to get their translucent, animated desktop up and running

*Wow*
That sound's like a lot of envy (taking into account that there are several OSS projects trying to get a "translucent, animated desktop" like OSX).

While I think that OSS is something good, I really don't like "OSS preachers" like you who try to impose their will and world view on others.
Funny how people claiming that diversity is a good thing all of a sudden get narrow minded and claiming only "one true way" when it comes to things like using "the right OS", "the right desktop", "the right licence", etc..

People releasing code under a BSD licence obviously don't mind that their code is used in that way. They sure don't do it by mistake so your conclusion that people are exploited and everybody should use the GPL instead is just silly.

If you write software and you'd like to put it under GPL - fine, do it! But don't tell others what they should or should not do!

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