Subject: Re: Linux and GPL vs BSD debate.
From: "William C. Cheng" <>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 10:37:59 -0400

Bob Young <> wrote:
 > ...
 > The second most important factor was that Linux's momentum at the time 
 > meant that more device drivers were being made available more rapidly 
 > on Linux than on the BSD's at the time,

And who do we have to thank for that?

 > which in turn meant Linux ran 
 > on more existing PC hardware, creating a larger market for our CD-Rom 
 > products.
 > ...
 > Now if Linux was BSD'd at that time, Microsoft would also be able to use 
 > their billions to develop terrific new features that they would not 
 > have to share.  They could then compete with more marketing dollars 
 > -and- a better product.

Interesting!  I wonder what the BSD people think about this.  Is this
a valid concern?
Bill Cheng // <URL:>