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So I could tell a European with a attitude like @redback, "It's your stupid fault for letting a phone company charge you more just because the other party owns a cell phone instead of a land line". How does that taste?
.... And barring a negative income tax or adequate welfare program, how do we expect for these people to survive?
On their ample fat reserves?
To be fair, the context was openssl. Is that going to be realistically run on 8-bit bare metal?
It's generally not too hard get GNAT running on any platform that gcc runs on, but 8-bit would be pretty challenging I think.
And here are the testsuite results: http://www.dragonlace.net/gnat...
The only test it fails are the stack-check tests, and that is because gcc doesn't support it yet (a patch was produced but it's not be accepted yet).
After all the clauses in the bsd license still limit your 'freedom' in this sense.
"This sense" refers to "People could make changes to our library, use them in their commercial service and not make changes public.". BSD does not restrict freedom in this sense. The only restrictions are those 2,3 or 4 clauses listed on the license. The GPL tells you want you can do, the BSD tells you want you can't do (which isn't much).
You can try to redefine free all you want. If one party loses rights at the expense of the other, calling it "free" is disingenuous at best.
Linus claimed he wasn't aware of the existing BSD projects, so he wasn't trying to "do his own thing" either.