Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:58 UTC, submitted by fran
OpenBSD "OpenBSD 5.0 has been published, six months after the release of version 4.9. The OpenBSD project's newest release of the free BSD based UNIX-like operating system includes a number new and updated drivers, performance improvements and new features. OpenBSD 5.0 includes the GNOME 2.32.2, KDE 3.5.10 and Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environments. It also contains a number of new and updated packages including versions 3.5.19, 3.6.18 and 5.0 of the Firefox web browser, PHP 5.2.17 and 5.3.6, LibreOffice 3.4.1, and Chromium 12. The release includes September's release of OpenSSH 5.9." GNOME 2 you say? Huh. Interesting.
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OpenBSD guys are a bunch of traitors
by twitterfire on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 14:08 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

They are a bunch of traitors to the Free Software movement.

They prefer to use GPLed software as little as possible, they prefer to release software under BSD license, not GPL v3, which is very wrong.

They also prefer to use the term "Open Source" not "Free Software", which is very wrong also. See here: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html

All people should free themselves by using one of the variants of the GNU Operating System (which is the only Free Software OS known to man) such as GNU/Linux.

I wouldn't touch OpenBSD (or FreeBSD, or NetBSD) with a ten foot pole. I care too much about my freedom.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Shocking horror! They even talked about replacing the much superior and freer gcc with something as awful as llvm/clang. Which, as anyone can guess, is NOT licensed under GPL v3. Where is this world going?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, not clang/llvm. gcc might be replaced by pcc at some point in time though, at least for building the base system.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Shocking horror! They even talked about replacing the much superior and freer gcc with something as awful as llvm/clang. Which, as anyone can guess, is NOT licensed under GPL v3. Where is this world going?


Shocking horror. We like having truly free software, not "free" with strings attached. GPLv3 is NOT free.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I see what you did there.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Why are they traitors to free software?

their software btw is actually included in pretty much every *nix ... every heard of SSH. So if you are saying they are traitors so is every Distro using SSH ... oh well good luck finding another implementation ... you can always use putty on Windows ... oh wait ... you need to connect to SSH.

The license is pretty liberal and is even endorsed by the FSF.

<sarcasm>
BTW ... I secretly agree ... How dare they release software with a license they feel is appropriate

How dare a developer choose how their work is distributed!! ... it not like they wrote it is it </sarcasm>


TBH not sure if Troll or Stupid ...

Trololololo!!

Edited 2011-11-03 20:28 UTC

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