What have you done for me lately !!!

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 16 19:07:51 UTC 2007

On Jan 16, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 08:06:58AM +1100, Joe Arcaro wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Maybe this is just a rant,
>> But I'll vent anyway.
>> I've been watching with some skepticism, the whole apple circus freak
>> fanboy show ...
>> I was just curious, does it not bother any of the BSD developers that
>> Apple inc (TM)  has based its entire business model on open source  
>> software,
>> and yet seems to have given little if any thing back in return.
>> I have on occasion looked at the apple web site, and never has apple
>> even given credit to any form of BSD !
>> Is this all just acceptable, have I missed the whole point of open
>> source (Give something back when you can)
>> or have I not read the fine print.
>> anyhow...
>> Cheers to all the developers at Freebsd, I am an admirer of BSD  
>> and the
>> open source community
> Yeah, you did miss the point.  The BSD license does not require this,
> and we BSD developers work on BSD software because we acknowledge and
> even like that aspect of it: we are developing quality software that
> can be used for any purposes with effectively no strings attached.
> Besides, apple has and does contribute code back to FreeBSD.
> Kris

Regarding this, refer to the many threads in the past 3 months  
regarding this subject.

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