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    ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.


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    Re: ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.

    Yeah, Interesting ....

    There are also some links about checking what Hotmail backend servers are running in Talkback section and how to check them out. Despite Microsoft's claim that they have successfully moved Hotmail to Windows 2000, ( and Microsoft also admits that back in December, 2001 ) Hotmail backend servers still remain running on FreeBSD with Apache.

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    Re: ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.

    Yeah, Interesting ....

    There are also some links about checking what Hotmail backend servers are running in Talkback section and how to check them out. Despite Microsoft's claim that they have successfully moved Hotmail to Windows 2000, ( and Microsoft also admits that back in December, 2001 ) Hotmail backend servers still remain running on FreeBSD with Apache.
    Well, Microsoft lies. *Period. *They lie, cheat, steal, bully and bribe.

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    BSD is also notable for having spawned the so-called BSD license, which is a significantly more liberal open source license than the GNU Public License, or GPL, under which Linux is distributed.
    This is not an entirely accurate statement.

    The BSD license is "more liberal" in the sense that it has less restrictions; the GPL is "more liberal" in the sense that it's only restriction is that all work derived from GPL'd work must be GPL'd --> The GPL perpetuates itself, the BSD license does not.

    Think about the GPL: works released under the GPL are free, and works based on GPL works must also be free. Thus the GPL could be considered "more liberal", because it will always be free.

    BSD-style liberty is fleeting: software can be made proprietary in the future. GNU-style liberty is permanent: software can never be made proprietary in the future.

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    Re: ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.

    BSDL is more liberal, because there are less restrictions imposed on developpers.

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    BSDL is more liberal, because there are less restrictions imposed on developpers.
    GPL is more liberal, because you can't take the liberty away from the code.

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    Re: ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.

    Well, that all depends on how you look at it. BSD let itself ripped off while Linux won't. And that's also the main reason why Linux is more popular than BSD is.

    If people knows they can't ripped you off, they tend to have more respect.

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    That's my point, it depends how you look at it :P

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    Re: ZDnet employee taken hostage by OpenBSD.

    Liberal or conservative, who cares? I like the fact that if you develop software, you have a variety of licenses to choose from. If you want to make your software "free", but not the source code, then BSD would be fine. If you want to set the software and the code "free", then go GPL. Just like Linux, it's all about choice.

    I personally think that anything that benefits BSD benefits Linux, with the reverse being true, as well. My reasoning behind that statement is that people usually talk about both as being viable alternatives to M$. Thus, each gives the other good press (mostly).

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