diff is a little diff -- erent

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Sun Aug 30 08:31:18 UTC 2020

On Sun, 30 Aug 2020 11:04:52 +0300
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> wrote:

> If there are GPL parts in the base system , no one can use ( FreeBSD
> operating system base ) as a part of
> any proprietary ( closed source ) system which is not an acceptable
> situation for companies attempting to produce a commercial product
> depending on FreeBSD base system .

	Or indeed succeeding in doing so, my current employer is one such a
previous employer was another. Neither are small companies.

> This means it is likely that they will not need to support the FreeBSD
> project .

	But they do, in both cases by employing committers and other
developers, contributing fixes to the core FreeBSD code, sending people to
conferences to talk and of course financial contributions of one sort or
another. All of these activities are of direct benefit to any company that
depends on the FreeBSD codebase.

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