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InfoWorld: BSD and FreeBSD: When two become one

Mar 10, 2000, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

"Two of the largest developers and suppliers of the Unix-like Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) operating system have merged. Berkeley Software Design Inc. (BSDI), distributor of the BSD/OS operating system announced Friday that it has merged with Walnut Creek CDROM, distributor of the FreeBSD operating system...."

"The BSD operating system, which was developed between 1979 and 1992 by the Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley, makes up the core of most Unix and Unix-based operating systems, including Linux...."

"The new company will continue to offer commercially supported BSD operating systems and applications, as well as continuing to develop and distribute both BSD/OS and FreeBSD under the Berkeley software license, which encourages development for open source projects, but stops short of being completely open source."

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