Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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Someone tell me
by maxx_730 on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:51 UTC
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2005-12-14

How can open source software be bought by a company?

(Except for buying the rights from all the copyrightholders and relicensing it, which is (nearly) impossible in this situation because PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD with many,many contributors)

Edited 2006-10-10 15:57

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