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[3]: hm...
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hm..."
sbergman27
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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.

How uncharacteristically reasonable of you. I agree.

I respect the author's right to choose whatever license he or she deems appropriate. Even a proprietary one.

As a user I certainly prefer GPL or LGPL. But I'm perfectly cool with any Free license, even if some might find it too permissive.

I find myself caring less about the details of the Free licence, and more about whether the author is treating the OSes I use as second class citizens or not. Hence my concerns about Mozilla, which you referenced earlier. Having been a Unix/Linux guy since 1988, for both desktop and server, I've had about enough of being treated as a second class citizen.

That's why I am particularly scornful when I see users and devs of kindred OSes, like FreeBSD, viewed as somehow being second class.

I'm quite happy to see FreeBSD doing well. Such sentiments seem to upset some people. And I'm not entirely sure why. It doesn't make much sense.

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