Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

Gary Gatten Ggatten at waddell.com
Mon Jul 18 23:21:08 UTC 2011


This may get me flamed (probably will) but I'm wondering what the relationship is between FreeBSD and PC-BSD?  PERHAPS if they were to somehow join forces, share development load, etc. and "unify" the FreeBSD offerings under one roof; ie: PC-BSD and SERVER-BSD.

I believe several flavors of Linux have successfully done this.  Perhaps for licensing reasons more than technical, but nonetheless there were two offerings each focused on either a desktop or server deployment strategy.

Just a thought.  I'm not married to any particular OS - it's a tool and I use what suites my needs best.  I enjoy FreeBSD and like what it stands for - I would like to see it grow; both technically and in popularity.

Now, if only FreeBSD could find a mascot that didn't offend me so much...


PS: yes, I'm being sarcastic about being offended; referring to threads that pop up on occasion re "Beastie"

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