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Re: FreeLinux (Debian/GNU BSD)

According to Steve Price:
> [Moved this to the -ports list since this is a ports issue for
>  FreeBSD.  Also removed one of the debian lists to cutdown on
>  cross-posting.]
> On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Gary Kline wrote:
> # 		This all sounds great, uniting Debian and BSD 
> # 		(FreeBSD, say) --- I ran Debian for several 
> # 		months before putting FBSD on both my systems.
> # 
> # 		The thing is: the organization and the effort
> # 		(work!) required.  
> # 
> # 		Anybody out there with a few thousand hours
> # 		to spare?
> # 
> # 		gary
> This has been discussed several times in recent months on the
> Debian lists.  I participated briefly in one of the more recent
> ones.  I offered my assistance, boxes to do the work on, they
> (Debian) even setup a mailing list (debian-bsd) I believe, and
> I worked up a set of patches to get dpkg to compile on a FreeBSD
> box.  But it seems interest has fallen off since the mailing list
> doesn't seem to work anymore (or didn't for a peroid of time
> immediately following one of my posts several months ago).

	Since I'm a porter this reached me at thought.org...  

	The idea of a LinuxBSD or DebianBSD || <you-choose>
	would really kick.  It occured to me many moons ago;
	what also occured is the tremendous effort involved.

	I'd support it; I'd port for a linux+bsd system; plus
	keep on my DaemonNews column to add support there.
	Beyond that, there simply aren't enough hours/week ...

	Anybody else care for a *MONSTER* bite?



   Gary D. Kline         kline@tao.thought.org          Public service Unix

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