Re: [Richard Stallman <firstname.lastname@example.org>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns
On Tue, Feb 23, 1999 at 07:33:10PM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > You're suggesting that we take their kernel but not their user space,
> > > implying that our user space is better than theirs.
> > Our userspace is Debian, theirs is the FreeBSD project. It's not a
> > question of "Better". If you want Debian OS on a BSD kernel, use Debian.
> > If you want a BSD OS on a BSD kernel....
> We can safely assuming then that no existing FreeBSD users will want to use
> it (obviously they want a BSD OS). Then, since most of us are agreed
> that there is nothing superior about the BSD kernel, the entire exercise
> is pointless.
That's not true. We can't safely assume that. Several people I've
talked to have actually indicated they would use something based on
Debian's OS with a BSD kernel at the core.
Also, if we used OpenBSD or SomeOtherBSD or whatever (=>) we'll be able
to run places Linux doesn't.
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