freebsd is really bsd?
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Tue Dec 13 16:01:57 UTC 2011
> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Tue Dec 13 09:18:00 2011
> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:46:41 -0500
> From: LinuxIsOne <reallife at hmamail.com>
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: freebsd is really bsd?
> Is freebsd simply bsd name, means it is free so they appended the word
> 'free' is it like this?
Any of the '*BSD' named operating systems trace their ancestery to various
software released by the C.S.R.G. at the University of California at
Berkeley, under the name of a 'Berkeley Software Distributin', or "BSD"
for short. None of the ancestor software used in this way was a complete,
runnable and working working Operating System. Any 'runnable' O/S
distributed by UCB/CSRG under the 'BSD' name also required a license from
FreeBSD _is_ free from any licensing 'encumberments' that would prevent
one from using it 'as they see fit', subject *only* to retaining certain
accreditations aind copyright notices in the source code, and in any
docucmentationt that accompines a 'binary'/'executable'.
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