Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:08 UTC, submitted by RJ
GNU, GPL, Open Source "We observe that there exists a broad misconception that the BSD permits the licensing of BSD code and modifications of BSD code under closed source licenses. In this paper we put forward an argument to the effect that the terms of the BSD require BSD code and modifications to BSD code to be licensed under the terms of the BSD license. We look at some possible consequences and observe that this licensing requirement could have serious impacts on the unwary."
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RE[5]: Bad article
by manmist on Tue 16th Jan 2007 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bad article"
manmist
Member since:
2005-12-18

"Please don't spread FUD because of any real information"

Nope. It is obvious that BSD commercial and ISV support lags severely behind Linux.

"Yahoo is using BSD, Google, Apple (MacOS X) is using and supporting BSD"

Oh come on. How many well known vendors provide commercial support for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. Thats what I am talking about. Not usage.

'The lack of information doesn't change anything too!"

Either understand the thing being asked or stay off the discussion.

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RE[6]: Bad article
by Steven on Wed 17th Jan 2007 07:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Bad article"
Steven Member since:
2005-07-20

Oh come on. How many well known vendors provide commercial support for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. Thats what I am talking about. Not usage.


And assuming you mean "call in for help"

http://openbsd.org/support.html
http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/consult_bycat.html
http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/hardware.html
http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/isp.html
http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/misc.html
http://www.freebsd.org/commercial/software_bycat.html
http://netbsd.org/gallery/consultants.html

You know how long those lists took to pull up/find? ABout 45 seconds...

And to return the question, what difference does it make how well known a vendor is? If you call IBM for support, or try to get them to implement a new feature, they'll politely tell you to go to hell (unless you actually use their particular product, and even then only if you make it worth their man/hours to help you.)

Either understand the thing being asked or stay off the discussion.
@manmist:
How about you stop insinuating people are stupid now you ill-informed twit.

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