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Date:      Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:46:53 -0700
From:      Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@sohara.org>
Cc:        malaizhichun@tom.com, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Why does FreeBSD not use the Linux kernel?
Message-ID:  <CAHu1Y71jYfTs2HERCywtFkV32MKdefCXnTEBoTkVB3BuoN_LhA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20200617205732.58394b1570280c7959a01cd4@sohara.org>
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On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 12:58 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
wrote:

> 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 kern=
el
> but the project has been abandoned for some years.
>

OS X is XNU / Mach but much of the userland is FreeBSD-ish.


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"Well," Brahm=C4=81 said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is =
no
wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

- The Mah=C4=81bh=C4=81rata



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