Linked by the_randymon on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:21 UTC
Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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RE[5]: Arch BSD, right?
by Nelson on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Arch BSD, right?"
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People need to lobby their representatives right away. I think if as big a stink was made about this, as was made about SOPA, we'd get somewhere.

The DMCA is a terrible law that needs to be repealed, the spirit of it was respectable, but things like this are notoriously hard to implement in a manner which balances consumer freedom and intellectual property interests.

This speaks to a larger, lack of education in US politics surrounding technology as a whole. It is extremely dangerous given how we live in a more connected world every day.

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