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[3]: Panic mode
by Moulinneuf on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Panic mode"
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Its you who is lying and exploding in a tremendous rage.

"PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD and FreeBSD is not going to be closed-source."

Simple question : You , as a PC-BSD user dont have the full and entire source code of PC-SD ? Why ?

answer : Because PC-BSD aint really Open Source or really Free Software.

"there would be so much code floating around that we could fork it. "

Other people code ... not the exact same code either.

So Panic!

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RE[4]: Panic mode
by dylansmrjones on Tue 10th Oct 2006 21:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Panic mode"
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Relax dude... I'm a Gentoo user myself (and Windows and OS/2/eCS, and Syllable, SkyOS, AROS and Haiku), and generally prefer GPL over the BSD-license, but relax.

R e l a x .

The only special thing in PC-BSD is the PBI system, and it's not exactly revolutionary. There are several GPL'ed variations on the same theme, so who cares if a bsd-licensed version goes down? If PC-BSD goes closed source, we can just create a new one based on FreeBSD and utilize GNU software to replace PBI.

There is no reason to panic. Relax.

I am not lying, nor am I exploding in a tremendous rage (and how would you know?). However, I am somewhat humoured by your claim that I should be.

BTW: Are you related to NotParker in any way? ;)

Edited 2006-10-10 21:33

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v RE[5]: Panic mode
by Moulinneuf on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Panic mode"