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[3]: Because....
by Oliver on Sat 7th May 2011 20:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Because...."
Oliver
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2006-07-15

>Are Juniper Networks, Cisco contributing their code back to Freebsd (it uses that right?), are they hiring full time Freebsd developers to work on the main Freebsd project?

Yes! Did this answer your questions? There is less to none hype arround BSD so you have to read mailinglist or speak to FreeBSD devs to get such answers. But hey, it's that easy: just ask instead of making up folklore.

Do you really want to know what's hurting the BSD's? It's this silly folklore, the hype arround some bubbles of hot air called Linux.

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