Why the Linux world should embrace the BSD's

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| Linux could benefit a lot from a partnership and embracing of the BSD's. The
| combined strength of both camps would be a force multiplier and would once
| and for all put open source over the top. So if steel sharpens steel,
| shouldn't Linux embrace the BSD's?


From a BSDer who attended the talk on Thursday:

Four freedoms good, fewer freedoms bad?

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| His talk was filmed and will be released online soon. I'll post an update
| with a link to it when that happens and I look forward to hearing what those
| of you who might not be so close to the code face think of it all.


It's good to be free

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| Richard's presentation was extremely compelling and thought provoking, and
| whilst noting that user's freedom isn't easy to respect, there are approaches
| which can lead to a better society.


Richard Stallman

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| We had only been expecting around 100 people to attend but the 300-seat
| lecture theatre filled up completely, with latecomers sitting in the aisles,
| it certainly shows how many people interested in Free Software we have in and
| around Manchester. The talk was very informative and I hope Richard returns
| to the UK at some point in the not too distant future.


Common enemy that breaks the law and pays fines/settlement/bail:

"I’m thinking of hitting the OEMs harder than in the past with anti-Linux. ...
they should do a delicate dance"

--Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Chief


OpenBSD 4.3 Released

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| "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.3," began
| OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt. "This is our 23nd release on CD-ROM (and 24rd
| via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with
| only two remote holes in the default install." *



OpenBSD Foundation established in Canada

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| Today the OpenBSD Foundation announced that it has been fully formed as a
| legal entity in Canada, with the stated purpose of acting as the legal entity
| for handling donations and other legal and financial matters for the OpenBSD
| operating system and its associated projects.