Subject: RE: *BSD cooperation...
To: Peter Seebach <netbsd-advocacy@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Silva <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/23/2000 08:43:36
I would love to see this happen - however, somehow I see NBSD merged much
sooner then OBSD ;)
-----Original Message-----
From: netbsd-advocacy-owner@NetBSD.ORG
[mailto:netbsd-advocacy-owner@NetBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Peter Seebach
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2000 12:02 AM
To: netbsd-advocacy@NetBSD.ORG
Subject: *BSD cooperation...

I don't think anyone expects to see a "merger" of the various BSD's; it's
possible that BSD/OS and FreeBSD will be getting a lot closer (even fairly
likely), but it's not even clear that they'll merge, let alone that any of
the others will.  I don't think it's even necessarily desirable that the
systems merge; I think we get a lot of great code that might not have been
written for a merged system.

However, it *would* be nice if we all cooperated a little.  I've been trying
to nudge some of the people in the new BSD, Inc. ("BSDi", note lowercase i)
towards a bit of cooperation with NetBSD folks.  I'd love to get feedback on
things that BSDi could do that might be seen as useful.

Now, don't get any crazy ideas.  I'm not promising anything.  I'm not saying
that *anything* will happen.  About the most I can say is that I'm pretty
sure no one is planning to invent a trademark suit.  However, I have found a
lot of people at BSDi who are interested in developing and/or expanding
relations with NetBSD.