KernelTrap: Interview With OpenBSD Creator: Theo de Raadt

[ 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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