that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon Jul 28 03:18:32 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
>> I'd prefer that the Linux based distros had shared more of the
>> BSD-origin work rather than the GPL-encumbered GNU copies.
> Obviously.  Have you ever wondered why?

If you are stuck with the viral nature of the GPL already infecting the 
kernel you probably aren't thinking about how your code might be useful 
to others and in other situations anyway, so the restrictions might not 
concern you.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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