Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE: FSF-like Ideology against GPL
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 02:23 UTC in reply to "FSF-like Ideology against GPL"
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Look. I voted you up. But that doesn't mean I agree with you. I just don't think you should have been modded into oblivion.

Certainly, I've been pissed off enough by FSF arrogance in the past to seek to have an FSF-free home system. It's not easy. That small percentage of code needed on a Linux system which derives from FSF is hard to replace. And most people in the Linux world are pragmatic enough not to try just for spite's sake. The situation is somewhat better for the *BSDs. At least FSF doesn't have a strangle-hold on their libc.

It makes me feel better to have the option to jump ship completely, if I choose. The FSF is annoying... and sometimes downright scary. And Linux distros had better hustle to stay ahead. Someday, we might just get *too* complacent. (As opposed to the "short of the limit" level of complacency we currently maintain re: the other unix-like OSes.) And our hard-working competitors would have the well-deserved opening they've understandably been waiting for.

As a Linux guy, I'm quite happy for my *BSD counterparts.


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