Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jul 2013 15:58 UTC, submitted by laffer1
BSD and Darwin derivatives MidnightBSD 0.4-RELEASE hit FTP servers today and the new version includes a custom package management tool, "mport", that was developed with sqlite3 and libarchive. The packing list and all metadata is stored in SQL and a tool is provided to query the package database directly. This allows scripts and third party tools to easily integrate with the package system.
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RE[2]: Commercial vs Free?
by Alfman on Tue 9th Jul 2013 08:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Commercial vs Free?"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Sodki,

"I used to have a dream while in collage: try to find a job where I could work professionally with Free Software. To my good fortune I haven't done anything but work with Free Software."

I'm curious whether you did mean working "with" free software or working "on" free software? I think it's easy to find companies willing to use free/libre software (ie LAMP/etc), but the bigger hurdle seems to be landing an employer willing to sponsor FOSS contributions. I've never encountered any companies (in the local SMB market) who did that.

If you do work on free software projects, do you mind talking a bit more about what you do and your company's market?

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RE[3]: Commercial vs Free?
by Sodki on Tue 9th Jul 2013 20:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Commercial vs Free?"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm curious whether you did mean working "with" free software or working "on" free software? I think it's easy to find companies willing to use free/libre software (ie LAMP/etc), but the bigger hurdle seems to be landing an employer willing to sponsor FOSS contributions.


In my case it was "with" Free Software. Seems to be all the place now, but before I was really scared of not being able to find a job that allowed me to work with it.

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