Apple to buy FreeBSD, merge w Mac OS X Server?

Bob Bobeck

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May 20, 2012
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Just read this, Apple is supposed to buy FreeBSD and merge it with Mac OS X Server by 2014? And drop support for all but x64 and ARM-32.

Well what do you think? FreeBSD shares a lot of Apple's Darwin code already, so this is kind of natural.

Just imagine, Apple OS running high-end serving needs just as FreeBSD does now. Who else is excited by this?
 

Bob Bobeck

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May 20, 2012
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Interesting, but sadly totally false. It's a troll site. ;)
I'm sorry, but what is a 'troll site'? I thought it was weird there were no ads on a tech site, but then I also thought he was pretty insightful and interesting.
 
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ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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FreeBSD has a long history and one that's not likely to be "bought" by any company. Personally I enjoy using it on one of my laptops.
 
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SDub90

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Nov 9, 2009
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That site is nothing but false information... I'm assuming it's supposed to be comedic. I think someone also recently posted something about the PPC G4 being a "lie" (might have been you?).
 
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Quotenfrau

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Mar 6, 2011
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Apple doesn't need to spend any $ for FreeBSD. They just copy the code and use it in their products (+ give credits).

That's a huge problem with the BSD license. That's why most devs prefer GPL.
 
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G51989

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Feb 25, 2012
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Not to mention how can you even buy FreeBSD ? It's not a company, or a product, it's a community of people building an operating system. You can't exactly buy a community.
This is also free. Its like trying to buy Linux, its not something that can be purchased by anyone.
 
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KnightWRX

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Jan 28, 2009
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You can buy trademarks, patents and people though.
Trademarks can't be merged into Mac OS X server (what would be the point ? Mac OS X Server, now with FreeBSD (tm) ?), the BSD community doesn't really have patents to speak of and the people would just be replaced on the project by other people, assuming Apple would make them agree to never work on FreeBSD again (you can see where that lead them with Linus Torvalds).

No, really, OP got trolled hard core.
 
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