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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RE[2]: Not the license
by flupzor on Sat 7th May 2011 09:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Not the license"
flupzor
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Linux isn't just the kernel. glibc has different development team than the kernel has. And some distribution started using eglibc.

coreutils have once again, a different bunch of developers.

The worst thing is, the distributions themself make very little changes to the code. e.g. they don't delete code they don't need.

There is no one who has a final say on things. You could argue that would be the package maintainers. But they tend to be really bad at understanding/reading/writing the code.

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