tom at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 28 19:04:54 GMT 2001
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 01:14:05PM +0000, Paul Robinson wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 November 2001 9:10 pm, Tom Hukins wrote:
> > - The BSD license. Code is available to do whatever you want
> > with. Compare this with commercial software licenses or the GPL.
> ... but don't do this if you're trying to convert Linux guys.
I think it's fine to mention how the BSD license works, and mention
that some people might prefer it, but I agree that it would be a bad
idea to make one-sided statements like "The BSD license is better than
GPL" or anything like that.
> > - Great server OS.
> There are various recent benchmarks and tests lying around to dig up on
> comparisons between FBSD and Linux and other OSes.
Whilst benchmarks have their place, I think it's best to emphasise
that lots of people are using FreeBSD for this, and that the
Ports/Packages systems combined with FreeBSD's relative security make
it easy to get powerful, secure, reliable servers up and
running with comparatively little effort.
> Other ideas:
> - Mac OS X is the Mach micorkernel with the userland 'stolen' from
> FBSD NBSD
Good point. It might be worth mentioning that the BSD license allows
others to reuse code, and that they actually do this in commercial
products. I vaguely recall claims that the Windows 2000 TCP/IP stack
behaves _very_ similarly to that of FreeBSD 3.4, which suggests
Microsoft have incorporated parts of FreeBSD into Windows.
> - We drink more beer than any other OS community. Probably. Actually, if
> Brighton was anything to go by, me and Paul Richards drink more beer than
> anybody else in the OS community. Perhaps it's just us. :-)
Okay, so I couldn't hack the pace on Saturday, but I'm sure you
weren't around when I left the hotel on Friday night (or Saturday
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