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At 10:06 AM 3/12/2004, you wrote:
>Couple of things. If you look around long enough you'll find that Linux
>development started before all of the details of the BSD settlement(s)
>were made. As such Linus is on record that he avoided the BSD's initially
>because of the uncertainty of the legality of the code. That's a major
>portion of the reason why the BSD TCP/IP stack is/was not used in Linux.
Correct. The other issue is that Linus did not wish the BSD style of
>Also, what part of Windows is based on BSD? The only thing I'm aware of
>in Windows that has a BSD base is the TCP/IP stack. WinNT is largely
>thought to be a decendant of VMS, if not direct in design.
Affirmative. The TCP/IP stack originated from BSD code. Who is to say what
still exists today, however.
>It's important to do your homework. I just fail to see where thinking you
>might get flamed is a
You missed the <g>! I didn't mean to imply it was a plus, however, .. just
don't be dumb. Sort of like a forced education.
>This is where I find the BSD's especially the OpenBSD types most
>interesting. I've seen plenty of flames about about RMS being the root of
>all evil and yet Theo is ok. Nevermind what prompted the formation of
Isn't that apples and oranges? Theo's original split was personality-based
(AIUTS), .. complaints about RMS aren't really related. Nobody that likes
RMS would *dislike* Theo, unless they have personal issues or are that
finiky about the differences in licensing.
>FreeBSD has MP support does it not? Likewise, FreeBSD runs on the Alpha,
>it's 64bit is it not?
Don't know about FBSD & MP, .. alpha *has* been there in the trees for some
time. I was referring to the latest Intel & AMD 64bit variants. It seems
like most h/w vendors are more supportive of the Linux kernels than BSD.
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