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[3]: PC-BSD
by the_trapper on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 15:10 UTC 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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RE[4]: PC-BSD
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Jan 2006 19:42 in reply to "RE[3]: PC-BSD"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Well, they still have to ship code to those who required the application while it was GPL'ed. But of course only the code which was GPL'ed at that time.

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RE[4]: PC-BSD
by dylansmrjones on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 14:11 in reply to "RE[3]: PC-BSD"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Besides that, it's virtually impossible to get the approval of all copyright holders. And you don't need approval from any one to close down BSD-licensed source.

But of course this is a non issue as long as reasonably new sources are still available.

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