Subject: Re: The NetBSD developers agreement
To: Andrew Reilly <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2006 03:30:41
On Sep 6, 2006, at 1:52 AM, Andrew Reilly wrote:

> 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.

If you were at Apple you would probably knew that they don't avoid  

	-- Rui Paulo