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Date:      Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:57:32 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        malaizhichun@tom.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why does FreeBSD not use the Linux kernel?
Message-ID:  <20200617205732.58394b1570280c7959a01cd4@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <3a48ab1ab198c330400be3e942f921f2cd3c3e11.camel@tom.com>
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On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:33:25 +0800
kindu smith <malaizhichun@tom.com> wrote:

> Why does FreeBSD not use the Linux kernel?

	The most fundamental reason that FreeBSD does not use *any* code
from the Linux kernel is the GPL which is fundamentally incompatible with
the BSD license.

	There was MirosBSD which was BSD userland running on a Linux kernel
but the project has been abandoned for some years.

	Personally I think it is a very good thing that there are several
essentially independent code bases that implement OSs that I'm happy to
consider unix.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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