Subject: Re: Why did NetBSD and FreeBSD diverge?
To: Francisco Reyes <email@example.com>
From: Nik Clayton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/17/2001 17:52:44
On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 12:36:29PM -0500, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, James Howard wrote:
> > 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?
> Politics, different points of views, big egos...(one, some or all of
> those) The same goes for why OpenBSD came to be and why there are still 3
> What I never understood is why "officially" they don't coperate more with
> each other. I believe that unoficially some of the developers
> work/help/contribute to more than one of the BSDs.
Lots of the developers work on more than one BSD. What would you like
to see in order to make that 'official'?
> Does anyone know what ever happened to the push for an unified port
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