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OpenBSD: Free As In Air
Contributed by deanna on Sat Jun 16 20:12:23 2007 (GMT)
from the undefinitions dept.

Jeremy of kerneltrap has written a nice summary of a recent discussion on misc@ about the alleged freeing of source code for 4front Technologies' Open Sound System. Though many of us have already seen the thread, expect the discussion over there to get interesting.

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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod 0/48)
by Jove (216.17.145.62) on Sat Jun 16 20:57:44 2007 (GMT)
  'Free As In Air' should definitely get on a t-shirt or something.
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod -1/47)
by Anonymous Coward (80.249.194.29) on Sun Jun 17 00:02:49 2007 (GMT)
  Sad. The way I see it, it's all over.
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  An idea from your southern neighbors (mod 1/45)
by Anonymous Coward (24.119.18.143) on Sun Jun 17 00:14:45 2007 (GMT)
  Free as in "Free to Pursue Happiness"

and we appreciate your help with the ongoing implementation...
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod -5/45)
by Anonymous Coward (216.68.198.57) on Sun Jun 17 00:32:21 2007 (GMT)
  Thank God!

Looking through some vendors value added services, and complex licensing, chokes IT up.
HP also make me cringe, free OSS IT is hard enough, explain those $ services to upper management during design and upgrades. No way. Also, look at IBM, AIX becomes the stable upgrade. Sun, well nevermind,
Linux also seems to be good at selling commerical support these days, but its becoming another Micro$oft out there.

OpenBSD, not just free, but peace of mind, priceless.
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod 3/45)
by Anonymous Coward (68.104.220.48) on Sun Jun 17 20:37:37 2007 (GMT)
  This whole thing, on the trail of the bcw debacle, the rash of embracing blobs in other *BSD projects, and general all-around tolerance of non-free software excuses, NDAs, and other foolery in the open source community -- I have to agree with The Joker. This town needs an enema.
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod -1/43)
by scot bontrager (216.62.11.163) on Mon Jun 18 01:07:36 2007 (GMT)
  Free as in water:

It covers most of the plant.
It falls from the sky, unpredictably.
Not all of it is good for any given purpose.
Use the wrong stuff and it can kill you.
If you know what you are doing, it is life sustaining.
You can bottle and sell it; if you can find enough suckers who believe that its worth paying for when others are getting it for free.
Life is very hard when you can't get access to it.
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod -8/46)
by Anonymous Coward (24.201.102.185) on Mon Jun 18 14:35:01 2007 (GMT)
  The phrase should be Free as in BSD.
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  Re: OpenBSD: Free As In Air (mod -3/45)
by peter (83.20.72.125) on Tue Jun 19 09:13:57 2007 (GMT)
  Hey, this slogan closes OpenBSD the way to NASA specestations and to the Mars :)
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