Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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RE[2]: Could be a very smart move
by Joe User on Tue 10th Oct 2006 18:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Could be a very smart move"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

> The GPL dont care about Open Source , it care that software stay Free as in Freedom.

So you think being forced to release your source code just because you include a small GPL library can be called "freedom". Sorry, we have a different vision of "freedom".

The person who doesn't know what he's talking about is you. Read that first, then we talk:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_and_GPL_licensing

Edited 2006-10-10 18:56

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borker Member since:
2006-04-04

So freedom means taking others work without compensating them in the manner by which they have chosen to be paid (in this case by only using their source code under a license compatible with the one they made it available to you with)?

In other words, you are just a thief and the "freedom" you want is to take that which you did not create and use it in a way you do not have permission to. Nice.

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borker Member since:
2006-04-04

To whomever mod'd my original post in this thread down... please explain? What was spam or where was offensive language used?

The level of discourse on this site has been declining of late and there seems to be more trolls, astroturfers and general pointless argument than actual real discussion based around fact, not to mention a sad increase of abuse of the mod system.

If you have a negative opinion about a post, state it... point out how I (or any other poster) is wrong in a logical, well supported way, don't chicken out and hit the '-' button.

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Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

To whomever mod'd my original post in this thread down... please explain? What was spam or where was offensive language used?

It's very simple. This is a thread about a BSD. And it seems that in every single thread about a BSD, someone has the URGE to bring up the BSD-license vs GPL-debate. People are getting sick and tired of it; it's not on-topic, it's done to death, and it's definitely not interesting anymore. So the GP post was modded -3.

And every post that tried to continue the off-topic discussion got the same treatment, since by derivation, they're also off-topic, and people should know better.

This is an example of the mod system working very well to clean up discussion, the way it's meant to work. But feelings occasionally get hurt, mostly of those off-topic.

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Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

problem: So you think being forced to release your source code just because you include a small GPL library can be called "freedom"

Solution: Do not include that library. I'm sure you can write a library that is as good if not better.

Why would you include a GPL library in your software if you don't agree with it?

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