Posted Sep 20, 2007 4:28 UTC (Thu) by roelofs
In reply to: The license?
Parent article: The case of the unwelcome attribution
Note that each of the *BSDs produces a full OS distribution in addition to working on a kernel, so saying that Linux has never forked while the BSDs have is not really a fair comparison.
That's a valid point, but isn't it the case that all three major BSD kernels (Open/Free/Net) have diverged significantly? I haven't followed BSD development in a long while, but my impression was that the kernel architectures were no longer compatible. If so (and I could well be wrong!), that would be a significant difference from Linux--I don't think there are any true forks of the latter, just different versions (chronologically speaking) and lots and lots of out-of-tree variants.
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