Just tell them they have to put it in the drive and reboot to get the free porn.
It's GPL/commercial licensed; the concern is over the former MYSQL AB.
MySQL is dual-licensed, and IIRC the commercial side and it's support business are the holdup. Think of it this way: Linux may be free, but if Microsoft put in a bid to buy out Red Hat tomorrow, do you think the regulators wouldn't care?
The majority of the kernel files contain no license information except a copyright notice, meaning no permission to distribute them exists beyond the COPYING file (GPLv2 with "clarifications"). It seems to be more of a "developer's choice" thing than anything else.
It proves/disproves/doesn'treallydoeither some pedantic point about what is or isn't an "operating system."
Not to mention Plan 9 features like
Agree on your seven points above. Sadly, I've got one that pretty much vetoes all of them and puts me in the Linux camp: the turnaround time for hardware SUCKS. When I last used FreeBSD around 6.1 or 6.2ish, I was having to import out-of-tree drivers for a stock Intel onboard chip (on a two-year old motherboard). The last time I tried to install it on a laptop, it pretty much gave up at the boot screen, and I shudder to think of whether or not it would even get that far on my Qosmio. It's kind of a shame, cause I really miss the system.
IIRC, there's actually case law regarding used sales/rentals of console games as opposed to PC software. (I don't remember the details off the top of my head though).
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