Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2007 18:36 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
FreeBSD There is a new edition of the FreeBSD Foundation newsletter. "The innovation of the past lives on in FreeBSD. From SMP and network scalability to innovations in security APIs and wireless networking, the technology of FreeBSD is making an impact on our world. What future piece of BSD technology will help foster a new public commodity like the Internet? I can't say, but the past shows us that investing in open source OS development and its commercial use pays large dividends. The two testimonials in this newsletter from Isilon and Network Appliance show this process at work."
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RE[3]: Where does the money go?
by ThawkTH on Wed 19th Dec 2007 17:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Where does the money go?"
ThawkTH
Member since:
2005-07-06

Listen, choice is what all Free Software is based on.

Let people develop for whatever they want
Let people use whatever they want

Let people just believe and work with what they will and leave them alone - how could people supporting BSD hurt anything or hurt anyone?

Jeeze...chill out

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Hi there again, Moulinneuf! =^_^=

"BSD is not Free Software , it can be closed. You cant close Free Software."

In fact, BSD is "very free" software because it allows others to "abuse" it. Often the BSDL is therefore called a "rape me license".

FreeBSD itself is free, so it cannot be closed. You're wrong in your assumption regarding FreeBSD itself.

But if you imply that it's possible and legally correct to create a derivate from FreeBSD, let's say, create a proprietary POS OS environment based upon FreeBSD and do commercial marketing, then it can be closed.

"There are no People in BSD."

You will fail to prove this.

"- No BSD built computers."

Can you explain what you mean?

"- No computers with BSD as default OS."

Sadly, this is correct, but this is a matter of the OEMs that usually choose the kind of OS that has the best marketing (some MICROS~1 product usually). OEM is about making money, not about providing alternative or "better" OSes.

"- No BSD service centers.
- No BSD Labs."


It seems that they are not needed. There's a very friendly and well educated community that can help you, and, of course, there's you for yourself to use your skills, your knowledge and your experiences for the benefit of BSD's developers and users.

"- No Financing of innovation from the Desktop projects that BSd use ( KDE , Gnome , etc ... )"

You can use BSD without any GUI, too. :-)

"- Decades of failed promises and of undelivered solutions and products."

Could you name some?

"- Hurting the Education system who provide a lot of BSD's funding , who are forced to buy other OS based computers."

Hmmm... as far as I've experienced, especially young users of FreeBSD develop into well educated, intelligend, creative and friendly people, instead of those who get nerved by "Windows" day after day and get bored, arrogant or stupid... hey, that's a joke! :-) But I still think this isn't what you meant, is it?

"As soon as I can get a BSD or GNU/Linux computer from any computer at Best buy ..."

Can you get a Sun/Solaris computer there? Or an IBM AS/400 with z/OS? Are these systems useless or even worthless therefore?

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