Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Sep 2006 21:00 UTC, submitted by porcel
GNU, GPL, Open Source David Wheeler does a cross-examination of the GPL and BSD and why the GPL and Linux specifically have managed to attract a larger number of corporate contributors. "If your goal is to get an idea or approach widely used to the largest possible extent, a permissive license like the BSD (or MIT) license has much to offer. If your goal is to have a useful program that stays useful long-term, then a protective license like the LGPL or GPL licenses has much to offer. Protective licenses force the cooperation that is good for everyone in the long term, if a long-term useful project is the goal."
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kwag
Member since:
2006-08-31

"May be that's why you can't find benchmarks."

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

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Luis Member since:
2006-04-28

Please read the FAQ.

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/accuracy.html#hz1000

It's long ago known that these charts have no meaning since Linux 2.6 can't report being up more than 49.7 days (and the same FreeBSD 6.x)

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Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

It's long ago known that these charts have no meaning since Linux 2.6 can't report being up more than 49.7 days (and the same FreeBSD 6.x)

That's not true at all.
The truth is thus : the method used by Netcraft to report uptime is unreliable on Linux systems, because they can have many different clocks beyond 100 Hz, so the heuristic used by Netcraft is unreliable on Linux systems.
Linux CAN report being up for more than 49.7 days though. But the counter they use in IPv4 is only 32 bits (but not the counter on Linux, only the one in the IP packet), and wraps around after 49.7 days with a 1000 Hz internal clock.

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

It would have been more honest to disclose why Linux isn't among those systems being monitored reliably for uptime anymore, because its internal clock rate has changed.

Netcraft itself would have told you that but don't let facts get in the way of a good story.

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/accuracy.html

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Seems to report some of the values wrong, as if you lookj at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd entries:

They are listed as BSDs for the OS, and IIS 5 or 6 for the webserver software, so for me anyway, that list is useless

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