Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > NO! Is nobody noticing that FreeBSD is BSD license, not GPL? That
> > commercial people can "adopt" it for binary form, and exploit our
> > hard work? That this opens up a SERIOUS vulnerability for the free
> > software community?
> the license on the kernel has no bearing on the license of the userland
> we run on top of it.
Really, now -- did I say it did? No.
> we have other BSD-licensed software in debian, i see no reason why a
> kernel is any different.
Because the kernel is far more important.
> > No? Well read /usr/doc/copyright/BSD!
> BSD license isn't as good as GPL, but it's free enough - it qualifies as
> DFSG free...that's all that matters.
No, that's not all that matters. BSD makes it free for us but doesn't
guarantee that it will remain free. GPL does.
> craig sanders