Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jan 2006 19:18 UTC
PC-BSD The second release candidate of PC-BSD 1.0 has been released. From the announcement: "The latest cut of PC-BSD, version 1.0RC2 is now available! This update adds KDE 3.5 support, as well as some additional features/bugfixes. ISO's may now be downloaded from our main download page. Users currently running under PC-BSD 1.0RC1 can also download a self-installing system update, which upgrades the system to 1.0RC2. This file is available on our Updates page, as Patch #6."
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RE: PC-BSD
by Charles A Landemaine on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 14:04 UTC
Charles A Landemaine
Member since:
2005-11-11

We trust FreeBSD and we don't think they'll stop development because it is more than 10 years old, and it is a growing OS. Large companies use FreeBSD (Yahoo, Sony, Rackspace, etc...) and they finance FreeBSD.

PC-BSD has a .com extension because this is the web site of PC-BSD software (company, not a foundation). But the OS has a BSD license (free to redistribute, change and resell).

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RE[2]: PC-BSD
by visconde_de_sabugosa on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 14:51 in reply to "RE: PC-BSD"
visconde_de_sabugosa Member since:
2005-11-14

Thanks. I didn't know about .org site.

I trust in FreeBSD project but I don't trust in PC-BSD project. This project is new and I don't see any constitution to guarantees that the project will remain open, like Gentoo, Ubuntu and Debian have.

Correct me if I am wrong, please.

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RE[3]: PC-BSD
by the_trapper on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 15:10 in reply to "RE[2]: PC-BSD"
the_trapper Member since:
2005-07-07

If PC-BSD closed its development, I can nearly guarantee that someone will fork it from the last open sources for it and continue its open source development. It is a useful and promising project. Once source code is available in any form, it is impossible to take it back.

GPL products can close their sources as well, as long as they get approval from all copyright holders. I don't honestly see what the difference is here.

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