Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Jun 2008 22:49 UTC, submitted by Jan Schaumann
NetBSD Alistair Crooks, president of the NetBSD Foundation, announced recently that it "has changed its recommended license to be a 2 clause BSD license". This makes NetBSD more easily available to a number of organisations and individuals who may have been put off by the advertising or endorsement clauses.
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RE: yeah
by danieldk on Mon 23rd Jun 2008 08:15 UTC in reply to "yeah"
danieldk
Member since:
2005-11-18

See linux has skyrocketed coz of GPL. BSD sucks for a kernel and it will not go anywhere. see Linux trample Unix market share in coming years.


I think that you are overstating the importance of the license in this respect. For instance, Apple has contributed back to FreeBSD. Linux just had more hype and better PR. Besides that, things would probably have worked out differently if the BSDs had their Red Hat.

That said, look up recent benchmarks, and you will see that most BSDs are doing fine, even on multi-core hardware. Sure, there are some weak spots, but they are all decent and solid UNIX systems.

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RE[2]: yeah
by kwag on Mon 23rd Jun 2008 08:21 in reply to "RE: yeah"
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"That said, look up recent benchmarks, and you will see that most BSDs are doing fine, even on multi-core hardware. Sure, there are some weak spots, but they are all decent and solid UNIX systems."

And I'd like to add that most of the Internet runs on BSD code, and not Linux.
Example: Cisco routers, Junos?, TCP stacks, etc. are all BSD based.

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RE[3]: yeah
by Nossie on Mon 23rd Jun 2008 09:15 in reply to "RE[2]: yeah"
Nossie Member since:
2007-07-31

"I'd like to add that most of the *closed source* Internet runs on BSD code, and not Linux"

There ;) fixed that for you.

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