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Comment: Re:Choices of s/w & IPv6 support (Score 1) 135

by spirat (#39865679) Attached to: Bug Busters! OpenBSD 5.1 Released

The truth about KDE:
I also remember them coming to misc and inform the community and porters that KDE won't run on openbsd due to the use of a cool linux daemon to manage stuff.

They don't include Emacs (instead mg is in base, rewritten from scratch with a funny easter egg inside) neither do they include Libre Office. It's just a Makefile and some patches that are distributed. Package are a convenience for the users, and available only if the license is 'free' enough (i.e legally possible). They want to switch to pcc instead of gcc, I've heard that Theo does that.

OpenBSD's IPv6 stack is one of the most mature stack. I bet its code is already somewhere else (free license => not wasting engineering efforts). You might want to read about Packet Filter if your especially interested in tunning/handling IPv6 traffic.

Apache is actually an old version of apache, before the license sucked, and it underwent a lot of changes. Don't compare it to nginx. You can get it in the ports/package sysem if your not happy with the shipped apache.

As a side note, OpenBSD uses the ISC license when i can now. Might be worth looking ;).

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 152

by spirat (#38994757) Attached to: Google Offering Cash For Your Cache

How would this make a website better? And how would they make my website better? Oh, I know, I have to use their service! And give them data.

If I'm on the other side of the table, either I want to make money and I don't give a shit, or I try to respect my customers and take the minimum I need only if they agree. They make money with it, in other words, they can't be trusted by users. Why? Simply because users are not customers, they use our data to make business.

If like me you hate when people take your data behind your back, you would not use google's service. However they are useful, bing is not an alternative. But don't stop here: use plugin/AdBlockPlus plugin/etc. There are a lot of ways to deal with google's bullcrap.

"If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?" -- Lily Tomlin