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Re: L4-hurd discuss

From: Benno
Subject: Re: L4-hurd discuss
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 19:32:10 +1000
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On Sat Jun 25, 2005 at 16:10:29 +0800, Neil Santos wrote:
>On 09:07 25/06/05, Benno wrote:
>> >Personally, I don't want a GNU/*BSD system, or, at least, I'd still
>> >like a purely GNU system.  It's simple enough, really: I'm selfish.  I
>> >don't want proprietary software developers to keep on doing what they
>> >have for decades: taking BSD-licensed software and using it to enhance
>> >their own.  I only want to share with those who'll share with me, as
>> >well.
>> Umm, you do realise that L4::Pistachio is made available to you under
>> a BSD-style license not the GPL right?
>But that L4::Pistachio isn't the whole kernel (well, technically, it
>is, but it's not much of a kernel with the Hurd); UIM, Matthew was
>talking about a GNU system with a kernel from one of the BSDs, not
>just a kernel licensed under a BSD-style license.

Right, the specific comment seemed to imply a problem with BSD licensed
software, not BSD kernel. Or to put it another way to above comment
doesn't mention a problem with a GNU/*BSD system due to technical
problems with the *BSD kernels, but simply due to the fact that they are
licensed under the BSD license. If I mistunderstood the point then I



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