Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd
John Goerzen wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 1999 at 09:53:09PM -0500, Phillip R. Jaenke wrote:
> > I personally can see absolutely *no* reason NOT to do Debian/GNU FreeBSD.
> The problem is that people that would otherwise be working on something
> useful would have their time taken up with this. If there's no value to it,
> why should we spend energy on it? FreeBSD is a dead-end path anyway.
Listening to the talk at the SANE last year held by Guido van Rooij, a
core FreeBSD developer, I got the impression that it is not a dead-end
path. They are developing and they are proud of it.
> There is a lot of misconception out there. That *USED* to be the case, but
> has not been for some time.
But still several people prefer to use FreeBSD instead of Linux. Even a
Debian Linux advocate that I know only uses FreeBSD for his servers.
> I'm again not sure what it buys us. If Linux has problems with high loads,
> why not work to fix it instead of using FreeBSD? Really, FreeBSD is a
> dead-end road, as I've said. Linux, or Hurd, is the future.
There is a simple reason: variety. I would be very proud if we would
also build Debian GNU/FreeBSD. If there are people who want to work
on this, I would be glad to welcome them.
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