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We have a case in point in #Apple's (#Next at the time) use of #BSD (aside from #CUPS very little made it back into the open) vs #Microsoft's #Linux use (they're a rather significant contributor these days).
@robby @WallyHackenslacker @retroedgetech
> #BSD gives the users the most freedom. Including that of not contributing their improvements back, thus ironically making the code less free.
GPL also give people the freedom to not contribute their improvements back (upstream). It's just usually easier to in the long term.
It's a double edged sword.
#BSD gives the users the most freedom. Including that of not contributing their improvements back, thus ironically making the code less free.
As an individual or small enterprise, you would usually prefer to release under #GPL to avoid a situation where say Google or a bigger competitor take your code and run away with it.
So if I understand correctly, #bsd license gives you more freedom because you can keep the code to yourself, use for profitable purposes (a very important point, if you are going to invest time into a project) without having to release all the code.
I am really liking #lisp and finding out that it has a very close connection with all things #gnu.
Would be interesting to find out how the #bsd people feel about #lisp
I'm really getting into #lisp and all the GNU things that go with it (#emacs, common lisp, guile, GNU Guix and more).
Does #openBSD have a similar free software philosophy and culture or are there significant differences?
Does any of you know if they are still working and moving forward on this project?
This project is extremely interesting and a has great potential to be a real thing and a breaking paradigm!
Some links for who missed the entire history...
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