Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

prad prad at towardsfreedom.com
Fri Dec 12 12:54:49 PST 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:35:59 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:

> They do this to hide their hardware faults that way - that's the true 
> reason they do this.
this is really interesting. so the 'trade secrets' is largely a

i imagine this would also apply to propriety software as well?

this is an interesting article which supports this as well as some
other matters:
The open and closed case
"There are even reports of propriety software introducing new bugs or
failing to resolve an existing one. Plus, in case of OSS there are no
marketing tactics to be followed unlike closed source companies who may
not reveal (or may not even know) the exact number of security flaws in
their products."

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