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Yahoo and FreeBSD [Was: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!]

by tomhukins (Curate)
on Oct 30, 2002 at 17:34 UTC ( #209162=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!
in thread PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!

The Free-BSD community would have really benefited from a heavy hitter like Yahoo being more than just users of other peoples work.

I'm afraid I'm drifting way off-topic here, but I'd like to correct this comment. Yahoo have done lots of good work for the FreeBSD community. Yahoo employ several FreeBSD committers and other people who have contributed to the project. Yahoo host and manage many of the servers that run FreeBSD's CVS repository, Web site, mail, package building, etc. Their staff seem happy to publicly state that their Web servers run on FreeBSD, as in this presentation. I consider them "more than just users of other peoples work".


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Re: Yahoo and FreeBSD [Was: PHP (and Perl) at Yahoo!]
by ignatz (Vicar) on Oct 30, 2002 at 17:53 UTC
    --/me Stupid foot. I stand corrected.

    My only experience is specifically to do with FreeBSD running Oracle client libraries. At the time it was very frustrating knowing that Yahoo! was able to get it work but we couldn't (cleanly). Given that it is a comercial product running on an open source OS, that could add to the complexity.

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