Re: The project
According to Hamish Moffatt:
> On Sun, Jul 18, 1999 at 11:12:13PM +0200, Per Lundberg wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
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> That's a fine idea, but my response is always: to whom would this be valuable?
> What is the target audience of the "Debian GNU/FreeBSD" system? Are you hoping
> to convert Debian GNU/Linux users, or FreeBSD users?
> > I started with a freshly installed FreeBSD 3.2 system. The standard
> > distribution of FreeBSD sucks (IMO of course, but since this is a Debian
> Well, I'd be interested to know what you think sucks so that we can justify
> our efforts in the future. I think there are some good things and some
> bad things. I don't like the way that FreeBSD packages don't make an effort
> to configure themselves for your system, for one thing.
Lest we (this list) get carried away in self-flagellation or
in circular debates over the GPL/BSD licenses, let's agree on
the many strengths of each ``side.'' --And I do not see BSD
and Linux as *sides*, but participants in the larger open-source
Both Debian and BSD share more good points than have opposing,
I think. If the aim of a DebianBSD is to create an open-source
system with a superior kernel, then the present FreeBSD effort
has that. It stands up to massive loads ... And if an aim
is to integrate the unqualified Best software (free or commercial),
anything GNU is strictly first-rate.
I think that over time (months to a few years) a DebianBSD
distribution would attract newer and seasoned users from every
corner. Nobody who is hardcore BSD or hardcore Debian is going
to be `converted' ... and that's fine.
A DBSD would shrinkwrap the best of both.
Gary D. Kline firstname.lastname@example.org Public service Unix