[nycbug-talk] Meeting Feeler: Non-BSD projects Using BSD software

Matthew Story matthewstory at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 20:47:28 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Matthew Story <matthewstory at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > While I will continue to run FreeBSD personally, and very much like the
> fact
> > that it is a complete OS, with a coherent and non-political objective
> ... as
> > a system, I think that *BSD projects could benefit from encouraging those
> > who are interested in running components of this system (either kernel or
> > userland) married with other components.  Conversely, I think those
> involved
> > with other projects could benefit greatly by marrying portions of *BSD
> > systems into their own systems.
> This is exactly what we are trying to accomplish with MINIX 3 and
> NetBSD userland.  As the MINIX philosophy is more akin to the ancient
> UNIX V7 goals, e.g. the emphasis is put on minimalism, simplicity and
> correctness, it's rather obvious to a modern researcher that *BSD
> systems has a more structured and lean base to work with than
> GNU/Linux.
> The license issue is also of utmost importance here.  BSD license
> empowers the project with more opportunities, especially when it comes
> to commercial embedded market.
> We will see even more projects adopting *BSD components in their own
> work -- this trend is definetly picking up, and I am glad for this as
> I know that those components are mostly much better engineered than
> other competitive technologies.

Was very pleased to read this in the other thread.  Seems like a
relationship that should be mutually beneficial, exactly the sort of
marriage I was thinking about.

> --Andy

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