Subject: Re: The NetBSD developers agreement
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Andrew Reilly <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2006 10:52:48
On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 04:55:44PM -0700, Matthew Jacob wrote:
> >FreeBSD gets tremendous publicity and a positive image for being
> >associated with Apple and OS/X, and Apple is not stingy with
> >references to the project on their web site.  W
> Which is intensely amusing as darwin is quite different from FreeBSD
> in many ways by now and there is at least one major NetBSD player
> doing good work for Apple now.

Sure Darwin is different, but it shares a lot.  OS/X has
regularly re-synchronised the Unix user-land against the FreeBSD
stable user-land.  As a user of both FreeBSD and OS/X (and
NetBSD), I'd say that OS/X feels *more* like FreeBSD, over the
years, rather than drifting away, which one might expect if
there had only been a start-up similarity.

If I were at Apple, then I wouldn't be avoiding NetBSD
contributors, either.  NetBSD is wonderful, and NetBSD developers
would probably fit very nicely with apple, too.