> begin John P . Looney quotation:
> > How does that confuse the issue of FreeBSD being Linux or not ?
>> It does not, but it shows what a small role Linux plays in the
> creation of a free unix. It also shows that what most people call
> "Linux" turns out to exist in the BSDs as well.
>I persume you mean Linux (the kernel) as opposed to Linux the
movement/idea, Linux kernel made a GPL unix possible, HURD will probably
allow a GNU one, but Linux the movement has been responsible for a lot of
GPL projects starting (and GNU ones), more than RMS the movement may ever
had (of course IMHO),
The BSDs have been around a while, but they never got the whole movement
thing happening, perhaps it was due to the closed open development model
they used (not sure how they do it now, so many BSDs)...
> I can't count the number of people who came up to me at
> installfests and asked "So, is this what Linux looks like?". I had to
> point out that the screen I was in front of ran FreeBSD, and that the
> screen next to me, while identical, was the one running Debian.
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