The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

One of the major differences between FreeBSD and Linux, is that FreeBSD is coherent operating system, and that the building of it is steered and managed by a Core Team. The bi-annual election is over and the votes are in. The following FreeBSD developers form the core...
BSD license vs GPL license

BSD license vs GPL license

Every so many weeks you find that GPL license advocates attack the BSD license. These attacks are about freedom of sharing the code, and to what degree this should be allowed. Chemisor, a BSD advocate, is of the opinion that a linguistic misunderstanding may be the...
FreeBSD howto links (week 29)

FreeBSD howto links (week 29)

Here are some links to FreeBSD howto articles published this week. This may be of interest to those who don’t mind “getting their hands dirty”. Building a router with pfSense (video) Do you have extra computers lying around the house? In this episode, Matt shows us...

Wanted: SpreadFreeBSD.org community leaders

SpreadFreeBSD.org has been around for a couple of months now. So far I’ve added most of the content together with Matt Olander from iXsystems. However, now the site gets more and more visitors, we’re looking for community leaders, forum admins and content...
Status update for KDE4 on FreeBSD & PC-BSD

Status update for KDE4 on FreeBSD & PC-BSD

There’s been quite a bit of noise recently about the usefulnes of KDE4, its inferiority compared to 3.5, and some are even suggesting to fork KDE4. However, Martin Wilke is in the meanwhile doing a great job porting KDE4 to FreeBSD. Read the latest status update...

Flaws found in BSD, Linux software updaters

Though Linux and the BSD are considered to be very safe and secure operating systems, they are the products of human beings and hence not perfect: The software update mechanisms used by most BSD and Linux operating systems can be tricked into installing buggy or...