[svlug] Why Linux?
skip at venomouspenguin.com
Fri Nov 4 14:50:45 PST 2005
What caused the forks in BSD? Different priorities?
And how are they seemed in focus?
I get the impression Open was the secure one, Net
something else, and Free the general purpose one.
Seems Free has the larger install base, but as you
already know, I'm far from the best informed on
Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting James Sparenberg (james at linuxrebel.org):
>> This did not go unoticed by the legal dept at AT&T . Starting the
> Well, most observers say BSDI's "1-800-ITS-UNIX" advertisement was the
>>So FreeBSD was born into the open community. (Later split into NetBSD
>>and then OpenBSD).
> I hate to quibble like this, but the family tree goes:
> 386BSD (defunct) -> NetBSD, 1993 -> OpenBSD, May 1996
> -> FreeBSD, _later_ in 1993 -> DragonFly BSD, July 2003
> -> Apple Darwin
>  Which was a refresh of NeXTStep, which was a fork of 4.2BSD.
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