Linked by David Adams on Mon 7th Mar 2011 17:55 UTC
FreeBSD "How long have you been using FreeBSD. Months? Years? Decades? And you love using it because of whatever reason but at the same time you're feeling a bit guilty to use it all for free without giving anything back? Well now you'll have the chance to change that. We at FreeBSD are always in need of new people who are willing to spare some of their time and effort into FreeBSD development."
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RE: maybe its the license
by nt_jerkface on Tue 8th Mar 2011 04:36 UTC in reply to "maybe its the license"
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I don't think the license has anything to do with the momentum that it gained.

Apache has a liberal license and is also widely used.

Linux got some major corporate endorsements early on which made it safe for other corporations to use. CTOs are wimps when it comes to adopting new technologies.

I also think the boost in popularity also had to do with Linux having a nice story and figurehead. People like it when an organization has someone at the top that they can relate to. FreeBSD has always been a quiet and anonymous group project.

I really like FreeBSD but Linux is on easy street when it comes to funding, well on the server anyways.

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