ZDNet: BSD System Takes On Linux
Sep 25, 2000, 23:42 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The buzz in operating systems today seems to center on Linux.
But there's another OS generating a lot of interest - BSD...."
"With its move to distribute FreeBSD, BSDi is capitalizing on
the acceptance of open-source code among Internet start-ups,
application service providers (ASPs) and Internet service providers
(ISPs) - markets in which BSD OS already has a strong
"But BSDi hasn't always been so squarely in the open-source
camp. The programmers behind the FreeBSD, BSDnet and OpenBSD
open-source projects viewed BSD OS, the offering of the commercial
company, as a potential competitor, and tensions sprang up between
them and the company, McCown says. He follows developments in BSD
because of the strong security features adopted by the various
"There was always a sense of strain between the various BSD
software projects and the company," McCown says."