Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Apr 2012 19:25 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "A new analysis of licensing data shows that not only is use of the GPL and other copyleft licenses continuing to decline, but the rate of disuse is actually accelerating." This shouldn't be surprising. The GPL is complex, and I honestly don't blame both individuals and companies opting for simpler, more straightforward licenses like BSD or MIT-like licenses.
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RE[4]: hm?
by henderson101 on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hm?"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

I can clearly see that this used to be BeNews.
The same attitudes where in #beos on efnet aswell.
Where Linux was open sores etc.


Eh? This, mening this site? No, factually incorrect. BeNews was a completely different site that ran in parallel with this one for years. The only common threads that Eugenia was once managing editor of both sites (but at different times.)

BeOS wasn't open source either. You are a complete moron. All of the code for BeOS was closed, save Tracker (opened late in the day) and some of the stuff to to with Binder (from BeIA) that Palm opened.

Wherever you say BeOS, replace it with "haiku" and you ate closer to reality.

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v RE[5]: hm?
by ParadoxUncreated on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 22:31 in reply to "RE[4]: hm?"
RE[6]: hm?
by henderson101 on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:05 in reply to "RE[5]: hm?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Oh gee how much more accurate you were.


Like, 100% more than you? Eugenia no longer manages this site, David never had anything to do with BeNews and Thom joined this site as a contributor way, way after BeNews was a distant memory. So - yes, way more accurate.

If the editors now are from BeNews


They are not. Save for one who contributes 1 story every 3 - 6 months. So, I stand by calling you a moron.

you actually have the old BeOS mindset here.


What does that even mean? There's no such thing as a "BeOS" mindset. I can guarantee you that many readers and contributors to this site have never run BeOS.

And making a point with BSD Beos


There is no "BSD BeOS". BeOS was completely proprietary. Even when Be Inc released Tracker as open source, they used a license called the "Open Tracker license" not BSD. I really don't get what the point is here. The more interesting part is that there was GPL code in BeOS and Be Inc provided the source to that GPL. So, um, yeah "BSD", obviously. If you can't even be factually correct on the most basic level then you pretty much prove why you are being moderated down by everyone.

[BSD BeOS] not being Haiku, is just more retardation. Infact you don`t have to look back much, here, to see that recently "Haiku was going to change the world".


Linux was going to conquer the desktop. Shit happens dude.

As an ossite, I could mention that Haiku once had a point over Linux, in it`s design, in that it was not dependent on unix structures, so it could optimize the signal-path somewhat. In practise though, Haiku is snailing along, and is not in anyway better than Linux, has a retarded licence, and only having one windowmanager does not make it more tightly intergrated.


You really don't understand what you are talking about. Firstly, look at BlueEyedOS, Cosmoe and that one that Piere Luigi whatever his name was doing. All three were GPL, all three gone. So what if Haiku is slow. What harm is it doing to you personally?

What baffles me is that so many idiots are on an OPERATING SYSTEM site. Who knew it could gather such an ignorant following. Don`t you have some football to play or something?


Your incomprehensible passive/aggressive diatribes are not idiotic then? Wow, talk about pot calling the kettle black... seriously.

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