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[2]: hm...
by Valhalla on Fri 13th Jan 2012 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE: hm..."
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GPL has its advantages. But it really is a tragedy that we can't (or won't) give them our driver code. Lot's of work there that will need to be duplicated. Of course, there is a lot more to porting such a driver than getting over the licensing hurdles. Especially considering the graphics memory management differences. Sun (hypothetically) changing their licence on ZFS would likely have made no difference to Linux's collection of filesystems. But still, it's a damn shame. These guys are our allies. And we have to refuse to give them code because that would make it available to our enemies.

Well I've always thought BSD or LGPL is the 'best' licence for 'driver/library/framework'-type code, but then again that's just my personal preference.

At the end of the day it's up to the actual programmers writing the code, or those paying them to write it to decide which licence to use.

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