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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RE[3]: Worried
by Joe User on Thu 26th Oct 2006 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Worried"
Joe User
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2005-06-29

Exactly, but the fork can follow its own way, benefiting from the source code before it gets closed.

Actually PC-BSD has so many GPL components that it can't go closed source. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Edited 2006-10-26 17:25

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