Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
FreeBSD Not too long ago, Apple open sourced its Grand Central Dispatch library, which aids in developing multithreaded code. It was suggested that it could be ported to other platforms, and the FreeBSD team has done exactly that. They have also done a lot of work related to getting GCD to work in a POSIX environment.
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RE[2]: FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D
by Ludicrous on Wed 14th Oct 2009 00:32 UTC in reply to "RE: FreeBSD: the new/Linux :D"
Ludicrous
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2009-08-19

Sounds like FreeBSD is all about trying to incorporate best technology that is legally possible. That, and not suffering NIH syndrome.

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Ludicrous Member since:
2009-08-19

As much as I appreciate all the GNU/Linux developers for their generous work, how could you possibly accuse FreeBSD for not innovating when GNU/Linux itself is just another UNIX clone with GNU claiming that GNU is not UNIX?

What do you have against a friendly competition in the free UNIX arena, especially against a true UNIX (in terms of where the source code started, not the UNIX trademark)?

I, for one, am glad that there are other open alternatives that work toward the evolution of the UNIX environment. (such as the new malloc which apparently sped up memory allocation).

I also wonder where GNU/Linux would be without all the funding it receives from commercial entities.

As far as NIH, a few that comes to mind in recent years would be...
dtrace->SystemTrap
ZFS->btrfs
GCD->(I wonder if this will be re-invented also...)

I'm sure plenty of GNU and Linux developers would like their works to speak for their quality instead of flame-inducing comments overriding their significance.

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