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    Phoronix: The FreeBSD 64-bit Base System Can Now Be Linked Using LLD

    LLVM's LLD linker has been making a lot of progress over the past year and now it's hit the milestone of being able to link the entire FreeBSD/amd64 base system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...SD-LLD-Success

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    What are "and other benefits"

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    • #3
      Most likely the more liberal licence, closer to the BSD licence. GNU means GPL, whereas the BSD projects traditionally prefer more open licences.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhenke View Post
        Most likely the more liberal licence, closer to the BSD licence. GNU means GPL, whereas the BSD projects traditionally prefer more open licences.
        It seems they mean sectarian and code stealing benefits. Please look at PS4 Operating System for a great example

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          Oh who are we kidding? We all know the primary reason they chose LLD over GNU Gold is the license. Same reason they picked Clang over GCC.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by timofonic View Post

            It seems they mean sectarian and code stealing benefits. Please look at PS4 Operating System for a great example
            Really this is a fallacious argument. There is absolutely nothing in OrbisOS that is applicable for FreeBSD. It's an ancient (9.x) version of FreeBSD with a custom AMD graphics interface that has absolutely zero applications to any other graphics core.

            Sony gives the FreeBSD project money and considering the amount of money and code given back to the BSDs in the last few years the argument in favour of GNU GPL is weakened substantiaply as it proves you don't need coercion through licensing to force people to give back code.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by timofonic View Post

              It seems they mean sectarian and code stealing benefits. Please look at PS4 Operating System for a great example
              What exactly have they added thats relevant for a desktop OS?

              You see how good MIT-like Licenses work, as Sony mainlined their improvements for LLVM/Clang. If the products that take MIT-like licensed work and add nothing worthwile, the it shouldnt be a problem. If they add alot value on top, why shouldnt they be able to profit from it, you want everything monetised through services instead?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TeamBlackFox View Post
                Sony gives the FreeBSD project money and considering the amount of money and code given back to the BSDs in the last few years
                Can I be allowed to doubt this statement and ask for proof, in accordance with Internet Rule 24 (pix or it didn't happen)?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by discordian View Post
                  If they add alot value on top, why shouldnt they be able to profit from it, you want everything monetised through services instead?
                  The point is that they can also profit from it without adding value on top.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TeamBlackFox View Post
                    Sony gives the FreeBSD project money and considering the amount of money and code given back to the BSDs in the last few years the argument in favour of GNU GPL is weakened substantially as it proves you don't need coercion through licensing to force people to give back code.
                    I call bullshit.

                    https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donors/

                    Do you have any proof for these claims? I don't see Sony on the list of BSD donors. Couldn't find any Press Releases about Sony giving back any code, nevermind "substantially".

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