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Re: license v license v /license/

From: RJack
Subject: Re: license v license v /license/
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:42:49 -0500
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On 1/11/2011 5:41 PM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:

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

One acronym: IBM.

IBM could not successfully compete with Windows NT with their AIX
line running on the WinTel PC. Microsoft had screwed over IBM and their
OS/2. IBM jumped on the Linux bandwagon big time during the SCO debacle
with RCU, JFS, NUMA etc... This stimulated peripheral driver development
for PC hardware. The GPL was good at suppressing new commercial
competition which pleased both IBM and Microsoft. Apple, for example,
went proprietary with the freedom provided by BSD contributions in XNU.
Look at Apple now:

And. . . Boom: Apple Worth More Than Microsoft.

RJack :)

Capitalism Always Wins !

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