Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jun 2013 15:20 UTC, submitted by sheokand
Games Pretty cool stuff: the PlayStation 4 apparently runs on a version of FreeBSD 9.0 modified by Sony and renamed to 'Orbis OS'. Second generation developer kits use GNU GRUB to boot, and allow you to boot into a graphical or a console mode. Not much else is known at this point, but it's a fun bit of information, and perhaps a boon to homebrew developer and hackers.
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I don't get it....
by leech on Mon 24th Jun 2013 19:20 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

I've never quite understood the whole GPL vs BSD license war. Maybe it's because I'm a bit too logical. If you make code and you decide "Hey maybe someone would like this and I really don't give a crap what becomes of it" then BSD. If you're more of the opinion that "Hey, I want to give this away, but I want to see where people take it." then GPL.

GPL is like that page where you track a dollar. Put a number on a dollar, check it every few months to see if people have entered it's location and see where it's travelled.

BSD is more like "Hey bum, I realize you're probably just going to buy booze with this, but I don't care, I'm in a giving mood." then the bum goes on to start Facebook with the money. (which then gets spied on by the NSA).

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RE: I don't get it....
by WereCatf on Mon 24th Jun 2013 19:37 in reply to "I don't get it...."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

If you make code and you decide "Hey maybe someone would like this and I really don't give a crap what becomes of it" then BSD.


I cannot agree with that statement. Choosing the BSD-license is not about not caring what's done with it, it's quite the contrary: you DO care about what's done with it so much that you do not want to impose any restrictions on it whatsoever.

If you're more of the opinion that "Hey, I want to give this away, but I want to see where people take it." then GPL.


Even that seems... off. I see GPL as being all about ensuring the survival of the code.

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