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Re: license v license v /license/


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: license v license v /license/
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:41:40 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/4.11-RELEASE (i386))

In gnu.misc.discuss RJack <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 1/11/2011 3:24 PM, Kari Laine wrote:
>> Ok alexander,

>> But without FSF we probably wouldn't have Linux. At least it won't
>> be as functional as it is today. There are billions of dollars worth
>> of GPLed software available to every one of us.


> Uhhh... "...probably wouldn't have Linux" ?????????


> When Linus decided to license Linux under the GPL in 1991,
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/Historic/v0.99/linux-0.99.tar.Z

> 386BSD was already written along with complete standard C libraries and
> a compiler.

Why do you think it is that BSD Unix has not held its own in competition
with GNU/Linux?

> "Although not released until 1992, development of 386BSD predated that
> of Linux. Linus Torvalds has said that if 386BSD had been available at
> the time, he probably would not have created Linux.[see n.7]"

> http://gondwanaland.com/meta/history/interview.html

> Sincerely,
> RJack :)

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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