A myth that has been omission in FreeBSD Advocacy Project‏

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri May 16 01:30:59 UTC 2014

On Fri, 16 May 2014 02:52:15 +0300, velocidade da luz wrote:
> A myth that has was omitted in FreeBSD Advocacy Project is
> as follows: The hardware and software vendors consider the
> BSD system used as Hobby.http://www.freebsd.org/advocacy/myths.html

This doesn't stop especially network gear manufacturers from
putting BSDs into their devices, rebranding it, and selling
it without even mentioning that some BSD powers their products.
(Of course, this is something the BSD license allows them to

Can you imagine how many routers, switches, firewalls, storage
appliances and who knows what else is part of "critical business
infrastructures", components of enterprises one would hardly
consider a hobby? Maybe only those who "steal" BSD stuff can. ;-)

And which big corporation would admit that they are using a
product that can be obtained for free which helps them to earn
money? Would they admit that a "hobby OS" powers their innermost
parts? Would they even know that the Internet itself works as
we know it simply because UNIX and BSD does exist?

Ask your local business PR spokesperson for clarification. :-)

> Do you agree with me? 		 	   		  

Agree on what? That BSD systems are a hobby? Definitely not.
Furthermore, the page you mentioned doesn't mention the word
"hobby"... And by the way, many users of the BSDs just don't
care much about what hardware and software vendors might think
about what BSD is; their focus is on using and developing
BSD to become better every day and make it available to those
who want to improve the world we live in.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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