GPL is the big edge of Linux over the BSDs
Posted Sep 1, 2006 3:06 UTC (Fri) by cventers
In reply to: GPL is the big edge of Linux over the BSDs
Parent article: The future of NetBSD
Absolutely. Solaris has a good kernel. (I don't actually know enough
about its history to comment on the accuracy of what you are saying, but
I don't doubt it either).
One thing I would propose to consider then is the acceleration and
velocity of engineering, not just the presence of it. I think Linux has
gained more features, faster, than any other operating system kernel ever
has. It's brilliant precisely because it never forked another project;
rather, started out fresh making a UNIX clone. And the established
practices that discourage anything that gets in the way of change (such
as stable interfaces) has done it wonders.
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