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Re: BSDLinux OS
- To: "Gary W. Swearingen" <garys_(_at_)_opusnet_(_dot_)_com>
- Subject: Re: BSDLinux OS
- From: Nikolas Britton <nikolas_(_dot_)_britton_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 20:38:46 -0500
- Cc: Diane Bruce <db_(_at_)_db_(_dot_)_net>, freebsd-chat_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
On 8/20/05, Gary W. Swearingen <garys_(_at_)_opusnet_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> Diane Bruce <db_(_at_)_db_(_dot_)_net> writes:
> > I personally can't be bothered wasting my time putting a bsd userland
> > on top of a linux kernel, but I would like to see RMS scream. There goes
> > his claim to "Gnu/linux", as Linus himself last I read, was indifferent
> > to the license.
> Linus has expressed his preference for viral,
> no-derivation-without-payment-in-the- form-of-cross-licensing
> licenses; i.e., copyleft licenses, e.g., FSF GPL. He likened
> the freedom of the BSDL and the public domain to anarchy.
> In reply to other msgs:
> Based on a quick reading of the web site linked from www.MirBSD.de,
> it's formally named "MirOS BSD" and basically an OpenBSD with a Linux
> kernel, but there is or will be other versions.
> GPL'd software in base FreeBSD includes a lot of code and it would be
> hard to replace. I don't know if RMS calls it a "GNU system".
You have Perl on that list but Perl is not GPL.
"Perl is Open Source software. It's free for you to download and use
as you wish. Perl's license is called the Artistic license. Read it if
you aren't sure what you can or can't do. The bottom line is that this
is a kinder and gentler version of the GNU license -- one that doesn't
infect your work if you care to borrow from Perl or package up pieces
of it as part of a commercial product!" -perl.com
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