Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jul 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Marquis
FreeBSD The FreeBSD team has started the beta cycle for FreeBSD 8.0 by releasing this new version's first beta. It was intended as an evolutionary release with few groundbreaking features, but as time went by, more and more interesting features crept in. As always, the What's cooking for FreeBSD? page has a good overview.
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RE: No GPLv3 software? WTF?!
by mezz on Sun 12th Jul 2009 19:31 UTC in reply to "No GPLv3 software? WTF?!"
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* No Exchange support at all (through libraries provided by OpenChange)

* No even somewhat recent Samba releases.

* No OpenOffice (it's LGPLv3)

... and so on.

That decision probably hurts FreeBSD.

All of those will never and never be in FreeBSD base system, even if those are BSD or public domain license. The ports tree are fine to have GPLv3 and we already have those in ports tree. I think someone is working on license framework for ports tree.

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