On Wednesday 19 August 2009 07:42:39 BONGANI MANGANYE wrote: > I know freebsd is free but i would like to know how much will > I pay if I need additional package like updates and other > useful software,and can you tell how secure it is how > protected i will be if i use freebsd
FreeBSD is released under the BSD license: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php Most third party software is licensed as OSI Approved: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/category Some third party software have commercial restrictions, but are the minor ones... The only restrictions that you have to use FreeBSD are those restrictions which the license have. It also applies to third party software that you like to use. About the security on FreeBSD --- and most FOSS platforms --- it depends on the system administrator. Reaching exploitable bugs is strange with a well done configuration. > > [SNIP] Best regards, -- .O. | Daniel Molina Wegener | FreeBSD & Linux ..O | dmw [at] coder [dot] cl | Open Standards OOO | http://coder.cl/ | FOSS Developer
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