> NB: There may be a third reason. Licensing. But I don't want this discussion to turn into yet another GPL-vs.-BSD flame fest.
OK, I'll do it.
BSD licenses are just too generous. BSD-licensed projects give all their code away to all other projects (GPL and not) while not being able to take code from anywhere. Where can this go?
While this will _obviously never happen_, if one BSD project were to switch their license to GPL then they could start cherry-picking all the pieces they need from Linux, "upgrade" them to their supposedly superior technical standards and save themselves from obsolescence. The whole public would benefit.