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[7]: Panic mode
by Moulinneuf on Wed 11th Oct 2006 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Panic mode"
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"Are you too damn stupid"

No , I dont listen to you ...

"BSD software ... another company? "

No , they think its Open Source and free software.

"What's wrong with Apple using FreeBSD source code and closing it?"

- Less hardware.
- Less funding.
- Less developper.
- Less software.
- Less infrastructure.

"If I were a software developer"

Why am I not surprised ...

" I would release my code under the BSD license for the sake of freedom. "

You dont know what freedom is , your every word show you as clueless about it.

"I don't want to force anybody using my code to have to release source code if they make changes. "

Your delusionnal you think people are forcing anyone to release source code , they choose the GPL because the know thats whatit does , unlike BSD where your lied to that its Open Source and Free software , when its shared source and in certain occasion Free software but mostly something else.

"Use my code, change it and release it open or close"

That make your code shared source and not Open Source.

" If you can't use open-source software for a closed source application, for me it's close to useless. "

No , it just mean that it is Open Source and remain Open Source.

"BSD is a philosophy"

No its a legal paper and some software.

"That you give and that you don't expect anything in return."

Wich lead to the state that all BSD currently are in ...

- Less drivers , but mostly no driver at all due to hardware component maker not supporting BSD.
- No hardware system.
- No companie of importance backing it.
- No funding to develop anything.
- Devlopper that work on other working project to survive.

"I write for Wikipedia"

** All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. **

Under a BSD license it would have been impossible.

"and I don't expect anybody to cite their source. "

Lol , luckily others do.

"I don't want anything in return for yourself. "

Yes , you whant access to it and be able to change it if a modification happen and that it be compatible , all rights and privilege given and created by the GFDL ...

"This is the true meaning of giving when you don't want anything in return for yourself."

No , this is the meaning of showing another related GPL creation that give to everyone and stay open to everyone for everyone benefit ...

Someone who contribute or develop under BSD is arming , Open Source and Free Software , 35 years of BSD , there is nothing left to argue , they should be in front of Microsoft and Apple by hundred of thousands of softwares , but since it dont work , because you can close part of it , others have taken the lead and what is there , due mostly to the license and failed philosophy.

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