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Juniper Backs FreeBSD With MIPS Port

Dec 04, 2009, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"MIPS is an important RISC (define) chip architecture used in embedded devices ranging from consumer electronics devices to networking hardware. With FreeBSD's extension to MIPS is the potential for broader use of the open source operating system in a wider array of devices than ever before.

"Juniper has been a longtime supporter of openness in all its forms, open standards in networking, open APIs in our products, and certainly open source software that serves a greater good," Mike Bushong, Director of Product Management, Junos Software at Juniper Networks told InternetNews.com. "Contributing work back to FreeBSD was just one way we could give a little something back to the community that has served us so well for more than 10 years."

"Juniper's involvement with FreeBSD, goes deeper than just MIPS, as Juniper's core JUNOS operating system has its roots in FreeBSD. JUNOS is used in nearly every Juniper networking product and is now also being licensed to third party vendors and is also part of the Juniper OEM gear that is sold by Dell and IBM."

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