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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2015, 08:07:10 am »
@montaro I couldn't agree anymore 

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2015, 10:58:55 pm »
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If you make changes to pfSense, the resulting product CANNOT be called pfSense or anything similar. You can call the result any name you like so long as it is distinct from pfSense. As in earlier points, you can state that it's based on pfSense, forked from pfSense, and so on. Stating facts is fine, but creating an association in the product name is not. This is also necessary to protect the trademark.

    Examples:
        "pfSomething", or "somethingSense" -- NOT OK
        "ExampleWall", "FireWidget" -- OK
http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Can_I_sell_pfSense

*cough* OPNsense *cough*

IANAL but if I was on a jury I would be inclined to consider you defending "sense" a stronger position than "pf".  tcpSense, ipSense, fwSense, etc vs. pfWall, pfEase, pfBarrier, pfPerimiter (?!?) etc.  pf existed before the project.
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2015, 05:35:39 pm »
IANAL but if I was on a jury I would be inclined to consider you defending "sense" a stronger position than "pf".  tcpSense, ipSense, fwSense, etc vs. pfWall, pfEase, pfBarrier, pfPerimiter (?!?) etc.  pf existed before the project.

You're not a lawyer, but we have IP lawyers (who specialize in trademark) on retainer.


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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2015, 04:41:56 pm »
I would agree that changing the license without warning would cause some alarm.  If it is just that you must use the name pfSense then that is not too troubling to me.  I think the real concern is whether or not the long term goals of where pfSense is going is of more importance.  Many times I have used open source products and to depend on the product and then the company switches gears and offers a stripped down community version and a paid version which has all the features.

I have not read anything leading me to believe this but I also have not read anything contrary to this.  I think having another option is good as I really don't see it as being harmful to the pfSense project unless the goal for Netgate is to lock it down and force users to pay for the product.  I am not expecting Netgate to disclose what their future plans are for pfSense but not knowing does create a cause of concern for some.

I have been using pfSense for many years and will continue to do so until given a reason not to like limiting the functionality, charging for the software, or forcing me to use Netgate branded hardware only.

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2015, 10:05:43 pm »
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I am not expecting Netgate to disclose what their future plans are for pfSense but not knowing does create a cause of concern for some.
Netgate is not the same as pfSense. But of course Netgate is selling hardware with pfSense on it.
ESF (the pfSense company) has provided a roadmap here: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=89436.0
For the next few years we all know what the direction is.

Link fixed (I hope)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 05:47:33 am by phil.davis »
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2015, 04:34:47 am »
Link does not work.
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2015, 08:26:21 pm »
Glad you like the comment.  Thank you for fixing the link and I did read through it.  By the way the link mentions nothing regarding the "road map" regarding licensing.  The post discusses the future development. It makes no reference to the major changes which are referenced here on the opensense website.

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And since last year they are not freely available any more, you need to apply for access with ESF. We believe a good open source project has nothing to hide so access to the sources should be there for all. It will remain a mystery why ESF made that move as commit rights and read rights are totally different.

https://wiki.opnsense.org/index.php/OPNsense:So_why_did_we_fork%3F

Transparency A real concern with pfSense is transparency. Since Netgate bought the majority share of pfSense and renamed the company to ESF it has been difficult to understand the direction they want the project to go. Removing the tools from github without prior warning and using the brand name to fence of competitors has scared quite a lot of people. Also the license has changed for no apparent reason…

Understand I personally have no issue with the changes as of yet as it has no negative impact to the way I use it though ESF nor Netgate made any reference to these changes in that post.
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2015, 11:36:21 pm »
As I understand it, the principals are:

Chris Buechler (cmb)
Jim Pingle (jimp)
Jim Thompson / Netgate (gonzopancho)

Also, as I understand it, netgate is not pfSense and pfSense it not netgate but there was an investment into ESF by netgate.  Might be all wet, but that's what I recall.  A mutually-beneficial alliance is how I think of the two companies after all that happened.  Don't need to know and don't much care about the details.

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #68 on: April 29, 2015, 05:22:40 am »
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you need to apply for access with ESF
The process for that is automatic:
1) Make an account on pfSense portal
2) Go to the license agreement page and click to agree to the license
3) Give it an SSH key

Then you automagically get access to the pfsense-tools repo - you need to install GitHub somewhere, with your SSH key, and clone the repo.

As I understand it, it is just about making sure that people know and agree to the license conditions, which includes understanding the trademark/s... and thus what they would need to do if they want to fork the code, rebadge...

Actually the code itself is freely available to clone, inspect...
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2015, 07:24:51 pm »
I thought gonzopancho was Jim Thompson but cmb just stated in that other thread that he doesn't do the forum so ??? :/

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2015, 10:26:09 pm »
I thought gonzopancho was Jim Thompson but cmb just stated in that other thread that he doesn't do the forum so ??? :/
I am also confused by that - maybe gonzopancho is a puppet whose real name happens to also be Jim Thompson?
Do puppets have real names?
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2015, 05:31:09 am »
I thought gonzopancho was Jim Thompson but cmb just stated in that other thread that he doesn't do the forum so ??? :/
I am also confused by that - maybe gonzopancho is a puppet whose real name happens to also be Jim Thompson?
Do puppets have real names?
Hmm...
https://twitter.com/gonzopancho
Can't find the thread Derelict refers to, but I'm also wondering why gonzopancho switched to guest status recently.

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2015, 06:12:50 am »
Really weird.
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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2015, 10:07:55 am »
Can't find the thread Derelict refers to, but I'm also wondering why gonzopancho switched to guest status recently.

the thread -> https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=88244.msg518420#msg518420

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Re: A hardy "Welcome!" to OPNsense!
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2015, 12:24:39 pm »
I'm also wondering why gonzopancho switched to guest status recently.

He closed his forum account recently, that's just how SMF represents it now.