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Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library


From: Pillsy
Subject: Re: Recommendation for a CL data structures library
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:09 -0000
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On Mar 23, 9:11 am, Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 3/22/2010 8:01 PM, Raffael Cavallaro wrote:

> > 2. Mac OS X is BSD Unix. It has existed for half the time that linux
> > has, and has more than 5 times the web client share of linux, so yes,
> > BSD is on its way to eclipsing linux as a client OS.

> It is not correct to say that Mac OS X "is" BSD Unix for normal
> definitions of "is".

> Look at <http://www.opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-105/>.
> The mix of licenses is broad, but many of Apple's own OS components
> are licensed under the APPLE PUBLIC SOURCE LICENSE, found at
> <http://www.opensource.apple.com/license/apsl/>.

If Raffael had said that OS X is a "BSD-licensed Unix", your argument
would be on point (and Raffael's would be very, very silly). However,
he said nothing of the sort.

Whether it's a BSD Unix or not has nothing to do with its licensing,
and never has. The BSD Unix codebase was intentionally licensed in
such a way as to allow people to make and sell partially or wholly
closed-source, commercial derivatives. Over the years, a lot of
vendors have taken advantage of this opportunity, including Sun, NeXT,
Apple and, IIRC, Digital.

Cheers,
Pillsy


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