Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jul 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Marquis
FreeBSD The FreeBSD team has started the beta cycle for FreeBSD 8.0 by releasing this new version's first beta. It was intended as an evolutionary release with few groundbreaking features, but as time went by, more and more interesting features crept in. As always, the What's cooking for FreeBSD? page has a good overview.
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No GPLv3 software? WTF?!
by KugelKurt on Sun 12th Jul 2009 15:03 UTC
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

"the GPLv3 is a big dissapointment for some users of BSD systems (mostly commercial users who have no-gplv3-beyond-company-doors policy) [...] GCC 4.3 will not be imported into the base system (the same goes for other GPLv3 code)"

So a community-based project rejects FOSS code, because some corporate di*kheads say so? Let's go through the implications:

* Worse performance, because newer GCC versions produce better machine code.

* No Exchange support at all (through libraries provided by OpenChange)

* No even somewhat recent Samba releases.

* No OpenOffice (it's LGPLv3)

... and so on.

That decision probably hurts FreeBSD.

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RE: No GPLv3 software? WTF?!
by vivainio on Sun 12th Jul 2009 17:11 in reply to "No GPLv3 software? WTF?!"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

"the GPLv3 is a big dissapointment for some users of BSD systems (mostly commercial users who have no-gplv3-beyond-company-doors policy) [...] GCC 4.3 will not be imported into the base system (the same goes for other GPLv3 code)"


This sounds pretty insane. Not that I'm not excited about LLVM gaining mindshare, but - what does the license of the compiler have to do with the license of produced binaries? Do the corporate bigwigs actually plan to ship *compilers* in their tivo-ized end user devices?

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RE: No GPLv3 software? WTF?!
by mezz on Sun 12th Jul 2009 19:31 in reply to "No GPLv3 software? WTF?!"
mezz Member since:
2005-06-29

* No Exchange support at all (through libraries provided by OpenChange)

* No even somewhat recent Samba releases.

* No OpenOffice (it's LGPLv3)

... and so on.

That decision probably hurts FreeBSD.

All of those will never and never be in FreeBSD base system, even if those are BSD or public domain license. The ports tree are fine to have GPLv3 and we already have those in ports tree. I think someone is working on license framework for ports tree.

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RE: No GPLv3 software? WTF?!
by coolvibe on Tue 14th Jul 2009 07:51 in reply to "No GPLv3 software? WTF?!"
coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

Don't spread FUD, it's sleazy. Those softwares you speak of will be available through the ports system.

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