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Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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RE[10]: Arch BSD, right?
by Soulbender on Sun 27th Jan 2013 08:15 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Arch BSD, right?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

The mobile operator that blocked the device is the only one allowed by law to unblock it, an operation to be done up to five days limit after being requested by the customer.


Does blocking equal locking in this case?


The Wikipedia link above gives similar scenarios for some European countries.


And NONE of them states that it is illegal to unlock your phone yourself or have someone do it for you, at least not for any of the European countries on the list.

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RE[11]: Arch BSD, right?
by Laurence on Sun 27th Jan 2013 11:46 in reply to "RE[10]: Arch BSD, right?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Does blocking equal locking in this case?

Nope. They're entirely different things

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RE[11]: Arch BSD, right?
by moondevil on Sun 27th Jan 2013 16:22 in reply to "RE[10]: Arch BSD, right?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And NONE of them states that it is illegal to unlock your phone yourself or have someone do it for you, at least not for any of the European countries on the list.


And yet the Portuguese law states otherwise.

http://www.anacom.pt/render.jsp?contentId=1027945

Google translate link,
http://translate.google.de/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en...


Article number 3. Only the entity that locked the phone is allowed to perform such operation.

For us locking means both SIM lock or any other form of device locking.

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RE[12]: Arch BSD, right?
by Soulbender on Mon 28th Jan 2013 02:53 in reply to "RE[11]: Arch BSD, right?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Article number 3. Only the entity that locked the phone is allowed to perform such operation.


Uh no, that's not what it says. It says the provider is obliged to perform unlocking if requested by the customer. It does not in any way say that it is illegal for you to do it yourself or have someone do it for you.
Maybe that's a Google translate problem but that is what it says in the translated text.

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