FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle

Devin Teske devin.teske at
Wed Jan 18 17:06:46 UTC 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-hackers at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> hackers at] On Behalf Of Julian Elischer
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:56 AM
> To: Mark Felder
> Cc: freebsd-hackers at
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle

> Where I used to work (Devin Teske is now there)  we used to use the 'stable'
> branch and rolll our own releases.
> the criticality of those systems was hard to over-emphasize. In 2005 we worked
> out we processed 1.5 trillion dollars of transactions on those systems.

Got new stats. In 2011 we ran $1.61T USD through FreeBSD.

Separately, we ran another $0.05T USD through Linux in the same year.

Kinda says something about, doesn't it?

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