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Re: hmm...

To summarize, our goal is to create a BSD system with a mostly-GNU
userland which complies to Debian Policy (e.g. Packaging Standards,
FHS, etc.). In the universe of our dreams, anyone tired of Linux would
just execute dselect, select a NetBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD kernel, unselect
the Linux kernel, fix some dependencies, and have apt do all the work.
Naturally, that universe is still a loooooong way off. For now, we're
just trying to get the Debian base packages ported to NetBSD (that's
the majority choice anyways, due to portability - some people are
working on the FreeBSD equivalent) so that we have a basic Debian/BSD
system from which to launch our other porting efforts.

If you're interested in fractals, you might want to study the very
repetitive way in which discussion got started and discussion died down
again in the archives (http://lists.debian.org/), but right now, we're
actually farther than ever because some people are writing Code Which
Really Exists(tm). :-)

- Michael

--- "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@wasabisystems.com> wrote:
> <begin-stupid-question>
> By way of introduction, I'm a long-time NetBSD developer and I run a
> NetBSD-oriented company. Having heard interesting things about the
> Debian universe and having heard that some Debian folks seemed to be
> interested in doing something vaguely unspecified on top of NetBSD, I
> thought I'd come on over and see what was up.
> So I've been lurking on this list for a couple of weeks, since I
> found out about its existence -- seemed polite to figure out what was
> going on before posting a stupid question -- and I must admit that I
> remain a bit ignorant about what's going on here (project goals,
> etc.)
> Could anyone brief me? Is there a FAQ or anything?
> </begin-stupid-question>

"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing
one can be sure of changing is oneself."
  -- Aldous Huxley

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