Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:19 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each other. Actually, there are more shades of BSD out in the world than just separate forks. One in particular made the news a couple of weeks ago when it was commercially acquired. The BSD in question is PC-BSD. The company that bought it is iXsystems, a systems deployment and integrator firm out of San Jose that has pretty strong experience implementing *BSD, Unix and Linux systems for its customer base. So, why did the company up and buy PC-BSD?"
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Worried
by miro on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:36 UTC
miro
Member since:
2005-07-13

I hope they don't play the BSD card and close things up
(they could at least partially).

Somehow I doubt that a "ecosystem" of distributions is possible without a strong license like GPL.

Peace.

Edited 2006-10-26 16:37

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RE: Worried
by Joe User on Thu 26th Oct 2006 16:43 in reply to "Worried"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

They won't do that. Why? Because they know that if they did, the same day, a fork would rise, based on their source code and released open-source.

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RE[2]: Worried
by cptnapalm on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:04 in reply to "RE: Worried"
cptnapalm Member since:
2006-08-09

Actually no. The fork could be of the last version of the code which was made available, but every modification thereafter could be closed off. There are quite a few examples of this.

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RE: Worried
by hamster on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:54 in reply to "Worried"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

let's try not to make this to yet another bsd vs. gpl flamewar

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RE[2]: Worried
by hobgoblin on Thu 26th Oct 2006 18:58 in reply to "RE: Worried"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

another? nah. its one long ongoing one...

its like a bonfire and fuel. just toss some more on it and watch it come back to life...

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RE: Worried
by bubbayank on Fri 27th Oct 2006 03:09 in reply to "Worried"
bubbayank Member since:
2005-07-15

I hope they don't play the BSD card and close things up (they could at least partially).

I hope the GNU sycophants don't pull the FUD card and start talking out their asses about what might, maybe, possibly happen.

Oh, wait.

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