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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David Wheeler
by schoelle on Sat 7th May 2011 08:49 UTC
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The question was raised 5 years ago and David Wheeler gave a really good answer that made me rethink the BSD/GPL license problem:

http://www.dwheeler.com/blog/2006/09/01/#gpl-bsd

Edited 2011-05-07 08:49 UTC

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RE: David Wheeler
by Soulbender on Sun 8th May 2011 02:06 in reply to "David Wheeler"
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403 forbidden

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