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Comment: Re:$100 billion for 150 miles? (Score 1) 138

by danbob999 (#49523477) Attached to: Maglev Train Exceeds 600km/h For World Record
You loose less time with a 600 km/h train than a 828 km/h plane because of many other factors including takeoff, landing, congestion, cancellation, security, missed connections and 1h taxi ride to airport stuck in traffic. Even at 500 km/h, this train will be much faster than any air transport overall, on distances up to at least 2000 km.

Comment: Re:And this is why corporations don't trust the GP (Score 1) 225

by danbob999 (#49425275) Attached to: How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL
They use Linux because they think it's a superior product. Despite the license. If they thought *BSD was superior, they'd use it. If they preferred the GPL, then they would make a GPL fork of *BSD.
So you are suggesting them to use an inferior product, just so that they don't have to release their minor modifications to the Linux kernel? Remember they are hardware companies. Their profit isn't on the kernel they are shipping with their routers.

Comment: Re:This issue is why people are leaving... (Score 1) 225

by danbob999 (#49424939) Attached to: How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL

Plenty of higher end networking gear is BSD based, there's really no reason you couldn't use BSD for lower end gear other than your parts supplier might not have ready made drivers or images for you to modify

You pretty much nailed the problem. Board support packages (not just raw drivers) for WiFi router chips are much more available/complete/mature for Linux than for BSD.
So people are not leaving the GPL. Linux probably never had such a large share of the WiFi router market, while BSD is close to 0%.

Comment: Re:This issue is why people are leaving... (Score 2) 225

by danbob999 (#49424117) Attached to: How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL

This issue is why people are leaving... the GPL and going to BSD, MIT, others.

Last time I checked, WiFi routers are still full of GPLed software such as Linux, u-boot and busybox. What's the BSD or MIT alternative? The only manufacturer selling BSD-based routers I know is Apple. I don't think companies such as Linksys, Netgear or TP-Link have the resources to develop their own OS. It's either they use Linux and comply with the GPL, or pay for a proprietary alternative.

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