Why Clang

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Fri Jun 22 22:56:16 UTC 2012

"Thomas Mueller" wrote:
> There actually is/was a closed-source BSD (BSDI), and there is Mac OS X, with BSD under the covers.

BSDi sold source-code licenses.  I was an early-adopter, and I _have_ one.

The vast majority of the code was taken directly from BSD 4.4 Lite, and
the source-code carried just the UCB copyriht and licensinG,  The 'missing
pieces' necessary to make an 'operational' O/S were copyright BSDi, most
had fairly liberal license terms.  There were some _vendor_supplied drivers
that were binary-only, and had more rstrictive licensing.`

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