Subject: Re: [ppc-mobo] Re: GPL-like hardware design license?
From: Lisa Lee <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 22:05:04 -0700 (PDT)

--- John Metzger <>
> Don't the restrictions of the GPL also give some
> people a motivation to clone software that is free
> of those restrictions, i.e. because Linux can't
> be used for some purposes wouldn't some people have
> an incentive to create a truly "free" Linux kernel
> substitute? After all the reason for Linux was to
> get away form the restrictions of ATT's (or
> whoever's...) Unix license.

Hi John,
It has already been done.  It is called "FreeBSD".



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