kline at thought.org
Mon Feb 7 23:51:48 UTC 2011
On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 07:01:04AM +0330, Bahman Kahinpour wrote:
> I have heard that Debian project has replaced the Linux kernel in
> their distribution with FreeBSD kernel and have released Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD. Since this version, they will release Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD as a "stable" port.
> What is this all about? What will be consequences for FreeBSD? Will a
> lot of FreeBSD users move to that distribution?
> Good Luck
> Bahman Kahinpour
Yes! Dreams do come true .... or maybe just partly.
Years ago, like late 1990's or very early 2000's, there was an
effort to use the strengths of both operating systems: the
unsurpassed stability of BSD along with the goodies you find in
Linux. I mostly did cheerleading but when things stalled I got
busy porting the FBSD libc. I was about 17% done w hen I
stopped this Debian FreeBSD. You can google around and find
stuff about the project.
Begin slight diversion::
IIRC, the main point of contention involved the differences
between the GNU CopyLeft and the freerer BSD Copyright. For [at
least one] of my projects, muuz, I even invented my own
copyright. And then there are many, many other means of sharing
stuff. My electronic novel, altho copyright by the Lib of
Congress does not have any Digital *Wrongs* Management. ---That's
my tiny contribution. So you can buy one copy of JOURNEY/DAWN for
$9.47 and share it around the way I share my boughten books and
music CD's and DVD's.
End slight diversion;
I haven't heard anything about somebody picking up the idea on
integrating Debian Linux and FreeBSD, so unless Zeus stabbed
hisself in the back while about to hurl a lightening bolt, don't
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