Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

My point was that just as GPL is not compatible with BSD there are many licenses that are not compatible with the GPL and not accepted in the GPL camp for ideological reasons.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

My point was that just as GPL is not compatible with BSD there are many licenses that are not compatible with the GPL and not accepted in the GPL camp for ideological reasons.


There isn't a movement in Linux distributions to replace standalone BSD software with standalone GPL software as there is in the BSD world to replace standalone GPL software with new ones.

I can understand getting rid of GPL libraries to prevent any accidental breach of licence, but standalone programs pose no threat. Yet the BSDs have an allergic reaction to them.

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