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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Reply: Here come the license debates
by kurkosdr on Wed 26th Jun 2013 22:45 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

I'm guessing we're about to see a major backlash from GPL zealots claiming that BSD license allows Sony to take their FOSS and close it/lock it down so that nobody in the FOSS community can benefit from their changes/enhancements.


The real irony: If Linux wasn't GPLed, some corp might have developed a proprietary Linux distro and provide real competition to Windows. You know, take care of boring things like binary back compat and upgrades that the community doesn't take care of, because the community only does the interesting stuff. But the code of the "Linux Desktop" is held hostage by the Holy GNU, so the only real choice for non-Apple computers is Windows.

Heck, we wouldn't have Mac OS X if FreeBSD was GPL, which means Microsoft would have zero incentive to fix Vista.

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Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

" I'm guessing we're about to see a major backlash from GPL zealots claiming that BSD license allows Sony to take their FOSS and close it/lock it down so that nobody in the FOSS community can benefit from their changes/enhancements.


The real irony: If Linux wasn't GPLed, some corp might have developed a proprietary Linux distro and provide real competition to Windows. You know, take care of boring things like binary back compat and upgrades that the community doesn't take care of, because the community only does the interesting stuff. But the code of the "Linux Desktop" is held hostage by the Holy GNU, so the only real choice for non-Apple computers is Windows.

Heck, we wouldn't have Mac OS X if FreeBSD was GPL, which means Microsoft would have zero incentive to fix Vista.Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; el-gr; LG-P990 Build/GRJ23) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 MMS/LG-Android-MMS-V1.0/1.2
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Get real. There's little to no real interest in attracting Windows-Using-Losers like yourself.

The rejection of the Gnome3 and Unity based garbage asshats like yourself tried to force onto people's computers is pretty proof of it.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You get real - Ubuntu (hence Unity) is by far the leading Linux distro in pretty much the only reliable stats we have ( http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2013-04/SquidRepor... ), and the only one really growing.

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