Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE: FSF-like Ideology against GPL
by phoenix on Thu 12th Jan 2012 23:36 UTC in reply to "FSF-like Ideology against GPL"
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No, it's not a "last resort effort to catch Linux". It's a pragmatic response to the GPLv3, which has prevented a lot of GPL'd software from being upgraded in the FreeBSD source tree.

The GPLv3 is the reason that FreeBSD is stuck with GCC 4.2 (the last GPLv2 release). Same with many other GPL'd apps in the source tree -- they can't be upgraded since the projects have migrated to GPLv3.

Hence, the big push recently to get non-GPL'd versions of these apps developed and imported.

Has absolutely nothing to do with "catching up to Linux".

Edited 2012-01-12 23:36 UTC

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