Re: A myth that has been omission in FreeBSD Advocacy Project‏

Matthew Pherigo hybrid120 at
Fri May 16 02:28:31 UTC 2014

Don't feed the trolls, dude.


> On May 15, 2014, at 8:30 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>> 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.
> 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
> do.)
> 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.
> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
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