Subject: Re: Merging Net/Free/Open-BSD together against Linux
To: Jordan K. Hubbard <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/25/1998 10:24:53
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On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:
: Hmmmm. I don't recall you stopping by and talking to us FreeBSD folks
: at our booth just outside the Linux pavilion (a rather strategic
: location as it turns out, just as an FYI to any NetBSD folks
: contemplating a presence next year), but if you had we could have
: certainly presented you with a somewhat brighter picture for BSD than
: the one you evidently have.
Very nice. Read on, as I have something on this point at bottom.
: I do not know what NetBSD's growth figures for the last year look
Probably not as astonishing as FreeBSD, but certainly much higher than in
NetBSD's years past. Just the addition of the NetBSD-supported X and pkgsrc
distributions made for a large bit of added popularity.
On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, Robert Evans wrote:
: The best we can hope for is friendly cooperation, and I think to a
: large extent NetBSD and FreeBSD have achieved that over the last couple
: of years
And this is a good point that I'd like to link with trade shows above.
I know we have political differences, but if we can find people from each of
the free-source *BSD's out there, and maybe even someone from BSD/I to
represent the commercial factor, perhaps we can get a collective, or
neighboring, display/booth at some trade show?
This is pipe dream, of course, because I can see the colossal potential for
infighting in my head just as I write this. Still, it would be a
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)