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KernelTrap: Interview With OpenBSD Creator: Theo de Raadt

Nov 26, 2001, 23:12 (17 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeremy Andrews for this link. ]

"JA: What advantages does OpenBSD offer over Linux?

Theo de Raadt: I don't use Linux, so I do not really know how to answer this.

But when I am pressed to answer, I normally point out that our development process is much tighter; this is perhaps a reflection of our goals to have simpler and more proven code, and also perhaps because of our very structured 6 month development cycle. I feel that OpenBSD development is evolutionary instead of revolutionary, and suspect that since our development methodology is so radically different at a fundamental level, that it will result in many obvious differences for the user community -- a long list full of contentious things which I prefer not to write up."

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