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 marblesbot on Tue 10th May 2011 03:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Not the license"
marblesbot
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2009-12-25

Right, linux IS just the kernel. Then that makes this entire article and debate pointless and stupid, since the author tried comparing two "operating systems". Then again, linux and the BSD kernels are all open source. The "official" kernel doesn't have to be used, and Debian is proving you can have a GNU userland with a BSD kernel. So then I'm brought back in a full circle to say it's not the license. It's advertising and exposure.

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