Different OS's? Marketshare
stormspotter at 6Texans.net
Thu Feb 24 13:13:35 GMT 2005
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 23:29:52 -0800
"Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Jacob S
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:53 PM
> > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: Different OS's? Marketshare
> > On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 21:24:36 +0100
> > Anthony Atkielski <atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > > Fine. Except that distributors are barely doing anything more
> > > than repackaging someone else's work. They didn't write Linux.
> > And how would you classify all of the Gnu and gpl software, or the
> > Linux software that runs under the Linux compatability layer
> > in FreeBSD?
> > KDE, Nmap, Xfree86, x.org, mailman, exim, qmail and ezmlm are
> > just a few that come to mind.
> Whoh there Jacob. What are you talking about?
> The only software that runs under the linux compatability layer is
> linux binaries where the source isn't available. All the programs you
> mentioned above are source available, and they are all compiled to
> native FreeBSD binaries under FreeBSD.
:-) I believe you missed the first half of the sentence, where I said
"Gnu and gpl software...". I was not trying to name software from any
one specific category, but rather random software packages from any of
the three categories.
My point is that they were not written by FreeBSD, in the same way that
the OP claims that Linux companies did not write Linux. They are merely
"repackaged" for FreeBSD.
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