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____/ JEDIDIAH on Monday 29 Aug 2011 14:08 : \____
> On 2011-08-27, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ Homer on Saturday 27 Aug 2011 12:41 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> "Engineers looked carefully at Linux, which had already been rewritten
>>>> for use on mobile phones, but Jobs refused to use someone else's
>>> Oh really?
>>> Mach is an operating system kernel developed at Carnegie Mellon
>>> University to support operating system research, primarily distributed
>>> and parallel computation. It is one of the earliest examples of a
>>> microkernel. Its derivatives are the basis of the modern operating
>>> system kernels in Mac OS X and GNU Hurd ... most notably Mac OS X using
>>> the XNU operating system kernel which incorporates Mach as a major
>>> When has Apple ever /not/ "used someone else's software"?
>>> What a bunch of pathological liars and revisionists.
>> They take other people's ideas and products, then call these their
>> "own" ("code"/"innovation"/"GUI"etc.).
> That is the key difference between the GPL and the BSDL and why corporates
> like Jobs might want to avoid the former. The BSDL allows you to take someone
> else's work and act like it's your own. The GPL doensn't.
> Jobs was probably more concerned than he needed to be. He probably
> a lot of PHB misinformation about the GPL and thought it would be more of a
> burden than it really would be.
> The key thing here is whether or not Jobs could take something from the
> commons and then declare that thing his sole and exclusive property. The BSDL
> is perfect for that.
Does anyone know who really made the decision?
>> Jobs might be the world's biggest con artist. He 'stole' very well.
~~ Best of wishes
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