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[News] PC-BSD: New Test Release Available, Proprietary Software Companies Rely on Free Software

  • Subject: [News] PC-BSD: New Test Release Available, Proprietary Software Companies Rely on Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 09:34:24 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Next Testing Version of PC-BSD Available 

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| Kris Moore announced the availablility of 
| the latest testing version of PC-BSD 
| yesterday. 


Gentoo: Emulating on FreeBSD 6.2-Stable


PC-BSD 7.1.1 on Samsung NC10 & Acer Aspire 1


Is open source a threat for established software companies? 

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| The International Intellectual Property 
| Alliance (IIPA) recently released the 2010 
| Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection 
| & Enforcement which claims that open 
| source is responsible for a "tidal wave of 
| losses in U.S. jobs and competitiveness." 
| Indonesia was recently added to the 
| "Special 301 watchlist" because its 
| government encouraged its agencies to use 
| open source software. Many in the open 
| source and technology community have found 
| this indictment ridiculous, yet it 
| illustrates a very real fear that some 
| groups still feel about the open source 
| movement. Years ago, internal emails from 
| Microsoft were accidentally released that 
| exemplified this fear, stating, "OSS poses 
| a direct, short-term revenue and platform 
| threat to Microsoft, particularly in 
| server space. Additionally, the intrinsic 
| parallelism and free idea exchange in OSS 
| has benefits that are not replicable with 
| our current licensing model and therefore 
| present a long-term developer mindshare 
| threat."
| [...]
| Journyx has benefited from the OSS 
| movement. Though we are not an open source 
| company, our software was built on open 
| source tools like Linux, Python, Apache, 
| and PostgreSQL. These tools allow us to 
| ship a free product, called Timesheet. 



Bordeaux 2.0.4 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD Released

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| The Bordeaux Technology Group released
| Bordeaux 2.0.4 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD today.
| Bordeaux 2.0.4 is a maintenance release that
| fixes a number of small bugs. With this
| release we have changed the Bordeux UI from a
| GTKDialog to a GTKWindow, the "OK" button has
| also been re-named to "Install". We have
| upgraded our Wine bundle from 1.1.36 to
| 1.1.41, updated to the latest winetricks
| release, added support for the new Steam UI,
| and changed the progress bar back to Zenity.

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