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DragonFly BSD Releases Version 2.0 43

An anonymous reader writes "DragonFly BSD 2.0 has been released! It includes HAMMER, DragonFly's brand-new file system supporting advanced features like history, snapshots and various other cool things. Will it become the new ZFS? Since it is BSD licensed it could also be integrated into various other operating systems."
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DragonFly BSD Releases Version 2.0

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  • by immerohnegott ( 949338 ) on Wednesday July 23, 2008 @10:01AM (#24303657)
    That's kind of like saying "ANOTHER linux distro?". One of the key ideas behind FOSS is the element of choice. If a dev-team thinks they can put out a better package manager or window manager or filesystem or , let 'em. If it turns out to be better, then everyone benefits from an improved user experience, or in some cases, an easier API to build on. If it turns out the software isn't so good, we may still benefit from it by learning from their mistakes, or even taking the good portions of the software and applying them to other projects. So long as someone is attempting to do something new, benefits will eventually come.
  • Cool! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by gweihir ( 88907 ) on Wednesday July 23, 2008 @10:55AM (#24304535)

    Many good things came from BSD in tha past. Seems this trend continues!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 23, 2008 @01:05PM (#24306963)

    The other AC might be talking about filesystems which are licensed under the GPL which makes those developers douchebags.

    However, don't let that stop you from defending your pet project.

  • by aliquis ( 678370 ) <> on Wednesday July 23, 2008 @08:05PM (#24312939) Homepage

    No, he's probably talking about GPL licensed filesystems which can't work kind of anywhere.

    The guy above was probably pro-BSD license, so his point was probably that others can use hammer but they can't for instance get XFS.

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