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[6]: Because....
by Soulbender on Sun 8th May 2011 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Because...."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Very often, I have code seen shot down in the BSDs for reasons that could be summarized as 'it is not perfect', 'it makes life miserable for VAX users', and 'it does not conform to the BSD/Unix mindset'.


So? The linux camp has their own set of more or less arbitrary reasons for code not being accepted.

How often hasn't Ubuntu been burned for not conforming to the UNIX philosophy, turning Linux in a Windows/OS X clone and whatnot?


Right, and who did that burning? Why isn't the Linux community more open and embracing of Ubuntu's changes? I thought they were so open-minded...

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RE[7]: Because....
by marblesbot on Tue 10th May 2011 04:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Because...."
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2009-12-25

"Right, and who did that burning?"

I sincerely love that! Open minded, open source linux community based on freedom burning Ubuntu and Canonical. And it really is only the linux community doing the burning! Is that what irony is?

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