Linked by fvillanustre on Fri 6th May 2011 22:19 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y When comparing the evolution in market share of Linux and OpenBSD, two operating systems that were born around the same time, a question comes to mind: why is there such a difference in market penetration? Linux, on one side of the spectrum, with a license that supposedly impairs commercial venues, has enticed companies and organizations to adopt and support it under varying commercial models, while the BSD derivatives (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD), with a larger history and an allegedly more commercial friendly license haven't been as successful to gather a large installed base and widespread adoption.
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No more opinion pieces please...
by evilsjg on Sat 7th May 2011 05:50 UTC
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The entirety of the linked article seems to be centered on the premise that Linux has a larger install base than the BSD's or some such myth. The BSD's are probably more commercially successful than Linux, especially in the high-end, NetApp, Juniper, IronPort, F5, Citrix and many more have distributed BSD-derived products widely and with great success, this fact just is not seen in the news, because of the BSD licenses corporate-friendly nature.

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