[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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 <> 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,

> 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]"


> Sincerely,
> RJack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]