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NetBSD NetBSD is the oldest and least-used of the three major BSD derivatives. David Chisnall takes a look at how it's survived for so long and where it's going in preparation for the next release.
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RE[3]: NetBSD is a nice OS
by Brandybuck on Sun 8th Oct 2006 01:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: NetBSD is a nice OS"
Brandybuck
Member since:
2006-08-27

In the mortal words of RMS, "Software just wants to be free". So make it free! Take off the damn leash you keep around its neck and let it go! If someone doesn't "give back", so what? Stop being your software's chaperon.

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RE[4]: NetBSD is a nice OS
by bubbayank on Sun 8th Oct 2006 02:14 in reply to "RE[3]: NetBSD is a nice OS"
bubbayank Member since:
2005-07-15

Stop being your software's chaperon.

So GNU is a chastity belt? ;)

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v RE[5]: NetBSD is a nice OS
by axel on Sun 8th Oct 2006 04:27 in reply to "RE[4]: NetBSD is a nice OS"
RE[5]: NetBSD is a nice OS
by l3v1 on Sun 8th Oct 2006 08:49 in reply to "RE[4]: NetBSD is a nice OS"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

So make it free!

Yes, that would be nice, but, and this is a huge but, many people - who don't like the bsd style licenses - don't like the idea of making "free" software and giving it to the public to see someone who doesn't share their ideas about "free" software pick that up sell it and take some people's money to become rich based on the "free" works of the original software creator. I don't especially like this idea either. "Make it free" should read and mean "make it free for everybody to use and modify freely", not "make it free for everybody else to sell".

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