Re: The project
According to Steve Price:
> On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
> # 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.
> This is where you and I obivously differ in opinion. I don't
> want to see yet another distribution. I want to see the strengths
> of both combined into one or the other. Don't care which.
> Currently we have different means to the same end. There is
> strength in numbers and splitting the community again because you
> like your xterm's background blue and I like my compiler to be
> egcs just isn't an effort I'm interested in.
> We should focus our efforts on putting our collective knowledge
> into "fixing what's broke with the dists we have" and iff when
> people have proven to be unreceptive (and they won't be because
> we are going to give them the best of both worlds) should we
> even consider YAD (yet another distribution).
If the Core members of FreeBSD would agree to fully
integrate the best of GNU into our BSD, that would be
Having a BSD that allowed every intelligent person to use
easily would benefit everyone. As I see it, FBSD
currently aims for the server market; the very high-end
techie. Fine; but also fairly narrow.
The reason I saw a shrinkwrapped Linux RedHat distribution
at a local warehouse superstore is that Linux is aimed
more toward the newer, intelligent computer- and non-computer-
For now, yes, let's focus on putting together what strengths
we can. Maybe we'll actually get there!
Gary D. Kline email@example.com Public service Unix