Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Sep 2009 14:33 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
BSD and Darwin derivatives InformIT has an interview with Dale Rahn, the OpenBSD ARM port maintainer, about the history of OpenBSD on mobile devices, and where some opportunities growing in the mobile space in the future. It covers the DARPA-funded origins of OpenBSD use in mobile (mostly about firms not wanting to use GPL code), and initial enthusiasm for the Zaurus among BSD guys. Rahn touts advantages that OpenBSD has over the more-popular mobile Linux distros, and some shortcomings that still need to be addressed.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 25th Sep 2009 17:56 UTC
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It's great to see OpenBSD moving toward ARM. That would be the real and only reasonable thing for ARM arch. I personally do not consider Linux a viable option there.

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