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Re: [Fwd: Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program]

On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 18:54 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de> writes:
> > Ubuntu is not an official Debian Port.
> >
> >> on another hand, GNU/Solaris uses different kernel and libc, which
> >> brings many non-Debian-related issues into play.
> >
> > There is also hurd or freebsd kernel ports for debian, so those projects are
> > similiar.
> With the distinctive difference that:
> The Hurd port does not use a different libc;
> Those projects' kernel and library are GPL-compatible...

FreeBSD kernel under BSD license and not GPL-compatible.
Native GNU libc do not make any difference since it is a part of "system
runtime" which includes: kernel, libc, compiler, etc (as per GPL). In
fact, it is even more controversial, since it is not just linking with
"system runtime" problem anymore, it actually uses kernel's headers
files, macros, inlines, etc. The same for Darwin port.

In a sense, Nexenta OS is yet another OpenSolaris-based distribution,
like SchiliX, BeliniX or Solaris when it will be fully based on
OpenSolaris (as StarOffice today).


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