^ This, x1000.I think GNU/Linux has too long muddied up UNIX philosophy and if we can almost see Linux as just another free OS (Like Haiku) rather than a UNIX-like OS then that will allow a true UNIX-like OS to take center stage and do things correctly.
Nay, Linux wouldn't have existed in the first place. "If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never have happened." -- Linus Torvalds, 1993Remember, if BSD got their licensing shite together back in the day, Linux and the GNU mentality* might not have bloated out almost every bit of software created.
Maybe Hurd would've taken over its role as default kernel. Maybe the entire GNU thing would've had a totally different face. No one can really tell, but for sure it would've been a very different world.
For end-user products at most, some may argue...For the record, I think the GNU license is extremely important and great. Whereas the sloppy dependency mindset of GNU developers is terrible. As it stands, typical GNU/Gnome style software is almost on par with closed-source software in terms of digital preservation!