The future of NetBSD

Constantine A. Murenin mureninc at
Thu Aug 31 15:43:52 UTC 2006

On 31/08/06, Marc G. Fournier <scrappy at> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, Harpalus a Como wrote:
> > I'm just a lurker on the OpenBSD list, but I think Charles is right about
> > Linux. The code is better then people give it credit for, and considering
> > it's vast popularity and what all it's accomplished, the "bazaar" model has
> > worked wonders. I'm not advocating Linux, I'm just pointing out that
> > considering where Linux is, where it's headed, who all is backing it, I
> > really don't see it stagnating or dying anytime soon.
> >
> > If I'm correct, that's also what Charles thinks NetBSD needs among other
> > things, to look at their model for inspiration. I agree.
> Just a stupid comment, but ... Linux is one kernel, multiple distributions
> ... BSD is, what, 4 kernels now?  If we worked more together instead of as
> seperate camps, it might make things a bit easier, no?

Isn't there still fewer differences between *BSD operating systems
than between different GNU/Linux distributions and kernel releases? :)

> Put together a *BSD "core" ... representative from each camp and try and
> steer the *kernel* itself towards a more common BSD ...

I doubt that'll be productive -- NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenBSD have all
different goals...

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