Posted Sep 20, 2007 12:26 UTC (Thu) by eSk
In reply to: The license?
Parent article: The case of the unwelcome attribution
I see the coupling of kernel and user space development, allowing the APIs to be developed in tandem, as one of the strengths of the BSD world. A common kernel API would have defeated this completely. I've never seen a good reason to have binary compatibility interfaces between the BSDs. Recompiling the applications in question typically works out of the box. The main reason for having Linux compability mode is that many applications are Linux-binary only (acrobat reader, flash, etc.) Without a Linuxulator there is no way to run these apps on a BSD box.
to post comments)