Dr. Dobbs' Journal: A Roundtable on BSD, Security, and QualityJan 07, 2001, 21:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack J. Woehr)
"...DDJ: What's the main difference between BSD and Linux?
"WL: The strong central source repository. You know what you're building. With Linux, "You need this, and you need this, and get this somewhere else, and today we just discovered that you need these twelve patches." There's no way to keep up with that. It's crazy-making."
"With the BSDs, you synchronize to the sources, "make world" or "make build", and you know exactly what's running on your machine. From a security point of view, that's good."