Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 08:52 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The HURD was meant to be the true kernel at the heart of the GNU operating system. The promise behind the HURD was revolutionary -- a set of daemons on top of a microkernel that was intended to surpass the performance of the monolithic kernels of traditional Unix systems and in doing so, give greater security, freedom and flexibility to the users -- but it has yet to come down to earth.
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RE[4]: Reason Linux lives:
by Kebabbert on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Reason Linux lives:"
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

Tell that to all the people using FreeNAS, PC-BSD, pfSense (all "distros" of FreeBSD), or all the embedded developers using picoBSD, nanoBSD, microBSD (variations on FreeBSD) or all those people/businesses using Nexenta / NexentaStore (a "distro" of OpenSolaris).

These are all projects that are fairly popular, going strong, and even making money for people. And none of them are based on Linux.

So you are saying that you can fork off the code, and close the source and dont give back anything to the community? And further develop on this code and sell your product? It is true?

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RE[5]: Reason Linux lives:
by phoenix on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 18:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Reason Linux lives:"
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2005-07-11

100% true. It's one of the benefits (or downsides, depending on your point of view) to the BSD license. So long as you keep the copyright and license notices intact, you can do whatever you want with the source.

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RE[6]: Reason Linux lives:
by Kebabbert on Mon 5th Jul 2010 17:11 in reply to "RE[5]: Reason Linux lives:"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

...So long as you keep the copyright and license notices intact, you can do whatever you want with the source.

What do you mean with this? If I close the source and further develop into another direction - would this not break the license?

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