freebsd or linux

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Tue Dec 11 08:34:55 UTC 2018

On Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:51:31 -0500
Alejandro Imass <aimass at> wrote:

> But I wonder if the
> whole Free Software-later-Open Source movement would have played out in
> much the same way. Ironically, FreeBSD is more free than "Free Software"
> per the FSF-GPL.

	The GPL is older than Linux and the GNU software collection even
older (GNU Emacs dates to 1985, gcc to 1987, bash around the same time). I
had a GNU tape aroud 1988 which had GNU versions of most of the classic
unix tools including gcc and bash. By 1991 GNU was already a unix system in
search of a kernel.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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