BSD Today: New FreeBSD Core Team electedOct 13, 2000, 06:29 (5 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Jeremy C. Reed for this link. ]
"FreeBSD has a new core team which was elected by active FreeBSD committers. According to the FreeBSD Handbook, the core team "constitutes the project's 'Board of Directors', responsible for deciding the project's overall goals and direction as well as managing specific areas of the FreeBSD project landscape."
"In any project, you need at least a little bit of leadership. For instance, someone has to decide who is going to be added to the list of committers," said Nick Sayer, the election officer. "I like to compare FreeBSD's structure (like an archery target -- core in the middle, committers in the next ring, and users in the outermost ring) to Linux's [structure]. Linus is Linux's 'core' (at least when we're talking about the kernel)."
"In this way, Linux's 'core' is not fault tolerant. FreeBSD, on the other hand, is much better equipped to survive the loss of a core member. And now that we have formalized the management of core somewhat, it is just that much better."