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Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 15:38:28 +0200
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David Kastrup <> writes:

> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> David Kastrup wrote:
>> [...]
>>> > Bundling BSD and alike licensed code is, for example, the business
>>> > model of Apple Computer, Inc. (OS X and Darwin).
>>> No.  
> Again: the BSD stuff is not their business model, but a resource.
> They don't contribute to the development of said software upstream.
> And they sell hardware as their main business, not software.

Well, strike that last sentence.  While they don't sell the software
separately, the software _is_ what mainly constitutes "Apple", and the
hardware is basically used as a fat and stylish dongle.

But the particular software that constitutes what "Apple" is all about
is not and never has been made open by them.  The BSD licensed stuff
is not their business model.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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