freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Apr 17 16:43:20 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 12:12 PM Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 07:02:37 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote a bunch of
> baseless crap.
> Just an example of GPL'ed software that even is for free as in beer and
> how the developer still makes a living from it, despite of possible GPL
> pitfalls:
> "Ardour Finance
> Your subscriptions & donations are critical help that make it possible
> for full-time development of Ardour to continue. Your support is
> critical and much appreciated.
> April goal US$8100 (US$97.2k/yr)
> Goal reached. Thanks so much!
> Subscribers 4726 US$10969.00/month"

If you read GPL carefully it says you can charge for support *ONLY* which
specifically forbids selling shrink wrapped (or custom) software.   You can
of course ask for "optional donations" but are just that *OPTIONAL*.   GPL
specifically forbids any business model that is shrink wrapped software (or
custom). (since
the 1st link *FORCES* you to release the code then *ANYONE* [even people
who didn't make any contribution] can also resell it.... no company in it's
right mind would ever bet the company on such an arrangement) (See last
paragraph) (this is the
impossible to get around FU clause) (Which forbids
the example you gave)
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Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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