Subject: Re: Post.Office + NetBSD
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Zdenek Salvet <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/11/1996 19:20:20
> It's a joke that NetBSD claims binary emulation capabilities for the
> various commercial OSes that it does, because you cannot use those
> emulation capabilities unless you're licensed for the OSes in
> question.  Thus, NetBSD's binary emulation of commercial OSes is
> useful only:
> 	(1) for statically-linked binaries,
> 	(2) by people who have licences for the
> 	    (commercially-licensed) libraries in question (i.e., most
> 	    likely are migrating to NetBSD from that OS, or just
> 	    playing around with NetBSD), or
> 	(3) by software pirates, who don't care if they have to steal
> 	    the aforementioned libraries.

It is much easier to buy license for any OS than to persuade
vendors to release NetBSD version of their software.

Zdenek Salvet                                     
           If God had meant for us to be in the Army,
         we would have been born with green, baggy skin.