[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD Status Update

Bridger Dyson-Smith bdysonsmith at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 08:03:42 PDT 2013


On 06/20/2013 10:49, Bridger Dyson-Smith wrote:

> > Hi Kris,
> > Thanks for the update (and, as always, the continually awesome OS)!
> >
> > Can you talk a bit more about the decision to include GRUB? Just
> > curious, from a newbie's perspective, of how the inclusion of the
> > GPL'd stuff w/ the BSD-licensed stuff will work, long-term.
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Bridger
> >
>
> Well, in this case it really doesn't change anything. We are just using
> GRUB to boot, but once you boot-up, its good-ole' FreeBSD, same as always.
>
> I would *love* to have a BSD licensed replacement, but in the meantime I
> don't want to wait years to get these new features in peoples hands.
> Maybe this will spur some BSD developers on to replacing the crummy old
> FreeBSD loader + 4th code ;)
>
> Makes sense to me and thanks for the prompt answer. I need to set up
another testing environment. :)
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