[TUHS] the guy who brought up SVr4 on Sun machines

Joerg Schilling schily at schily.net
Thu Jan 5 02:57:33 AEST 2017


ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:

> too little, years  too late, with a license few (including me) really felt
> comfortable with. Larry IIRC was pushing for a basic BSD license. I don't
> know if any of us really understood the full implications of the GPL for
> kernels back then -- both positive and negative.

The Sun employees have been asked whether they would support the BSD license 
and many of then said that they will terminate their contract if Sun uses BSD.

The GPL cannot be used as it is far too limiting.

I am happy with the license - the problem you may have is FUD against the CDDL
spread by the FSF...

Jörg

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