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[4]: Panic mode
by Joe User on Tue 10th Oct 2006 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Panic mode"
Joe User
Member since:
2005-06-29

The BSD License give no freedom , it permits closing by anyone at anytime.

Isn't this freedom then? We should buy Moulinneuf a new brain for Christmas.

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v RE[5]: Panic mode
by Moulinneuf on Tue 10th Oct 2006 23:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Panic mode"
RE[6]: Panic mode
by Joe User on Wed 11th Oct 2006 00:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Panic mode"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

No ... Lets put you in a cage because I feel like it. Maybe , probably not , then you will understand freedom.

Are you too damn stupid that BSD software developers release their code under the BSD license *KNOWING* and *ACCEPTING* that their code be closed by another company? What's wrong with Apple using FreeBSD source code and closing it? Absolutely NOTHING. If I were a software developer, I would release my code under the BSD license for the sake of freedom. I don't want to force anybody using my code to have to release source code if they make changes. Use my code, change it and release it open or close, whichever. If you can't use open-source software for a closed source application, for me it's close to useless.

BSD is a philosophy. That you give and that you don't expect anything in return. I write for Wikipedia, and I don't expect anybody to cite their source. I wrote a number of articles on Wikipedia and I don't want anything in return for yourself. I did it for people in general. This is the true meaning of giving when you don't want anything in return for yourself.

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