Subject: Why did NetBSD and FreeBSD diverge?
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From: James Howard <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/17/2001 08:36:44
I was sitting here reading the histories of FreeBSD and NetBSD and trying
to make sense of it all.  Both split off from 386BSD in 1993.  That much
everyone seems to agree on.  As near as I can tell, FreeBSD split in
mid-1993 and NetBSD in earler 1993.  But why didn't the FreeBSD group just
become a 385-militant wing of the NetBSD development effort?  Why was a
different project needed?

Thank you, J~