Posted Sep 20, 2007 1:01 UTC (Thu) by felixfix
Parent article: The case of the unwelcome attribution
BSD has forked several times and Linux has not forked at all. I have thought this is probably in the license, specifically that the GPL makes it harder to keep your changes private, not that the public BSD variants have gone private, but you can have private BSD variants, so I suspect there are some, other than Max OS X and whatever Microsoft copied.
Seems to me that this forces Linux developers to get along more; they can't just get huffy and take their marbles home.
Or maybe this is all baloney. I don't claim to actually know what I am talking about.
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