Linux-Turned-FreeBSD Distro Comes Up With A New Software License
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 15 October 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT. 52 Comments
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While the likes of SprezzOS as the "most beautiful and performant" Linux and OSu as the ultimate operating system have disappeared at the end of the day and are no longer providing comic relief or interesting ambitious debates to Linux users, that other distribution based on Ubuntu and then turned into a FreeBSD distribution is still standing. They're out with an update today and have introduced their own open-source license.

The OS being talked about here for today's after-hours forum discussion fodder is Jabir OS, the operating system that now claims to be an independent fork of FreeBSD and most recently they've been trying to make their own operating system GUI.


The developers behind this Iranian BSD distribution wrote into Phoronix again today; out now is the first beta for Jabir OS 2.1 Beta.

JabirOS 2.1 is powered by FreeBSD 10.1 as the main change. Besides riding off the FreeBSD 10.1 code-base, they've solved problems with the BSD installer, but their "Cadmium UI" that was talked about before is still under development and hasn't appeared to make much headway. However, their other "big" change is the introduction of a new license... The JPPSL. The Jabir Project Public Source License was written by the Jabir OS founder. This new license isn't GPL compatible but they are apparently trying to make it FSF and OSI approved. Their license text states:
Jabir Project Public Source License
This license is proposed by Jabir Project (http://jabirproject.org), as a BSD-alike and Free Software Project.
Definitions :
* Source : Source is source file, or code. For codes, Source code is the code which will be compiled or interpreted using compiler/interpreter.
* Changes/Modifications : Any changes in "Source".
* Compiler : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compilreer
* Interpreter : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpreter_(computing)
0. ONLY CHANGED/MODIFIED PARTS OF SOURCE WILL BE PUBLISHED UNDER THIS LICENSE
1. ALL JPPSL LICENSED PROJECTS, CAN BE LINKED WITH ANOTHER LICENSE AFTER MODIFICATION.
2. JPPSL LICENSED PRODUCTS CAN'T BE LINKED WITH GPLv3 (OR HIGHER VERSIONS)
Copyrights 2013, Jabir Project

Well, if you're still reading and this license makes sense to you, feel free to visit JabirProject.org unless you're too busy playing with your compilreer.
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