Software patents

Todd Stephens tbstep at
Fri Sep 12 03:22:28 PDT 2003

On Friday 12 September 2003 06:05 am, Ruben de Groot wrote:

> I think he was talking about putting a protest on the freebsd
> website, like some linux distributions have done (eg
> This would be free, wouldn't it ?

A large part of the reason of why I switched to FreeBSD from Linux was 
the absence of the patent/license fanaticism you find in the Linux 
community.  If this were a Linux mailing list, 3/4 of the messages 
would be about the GPL and how MS is evil, while here we have nearly 
all messages being oriented towards learning how to use and improve 

I think the *BSD communities are comfortable enough in their positions 
that they don't need to direct so much attention to themselves in that 

Todd Stephens

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