Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE[2]: BSD
by BluenoseJake on Fri 15th Feb 2013 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: BSD"
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The previous poster meant integration at the system level, not between projects. FreeBSD for example is responsible for the kernel, kernel modules, userland, toolchain, and installer, they are all managed, developed and tested together. Compare to linux where the kernel comes from one place, the userland from another, and they are integrated downstream from the initial developer.

They are as about badly integrated project wise as the 100s of Linux distros, but there are only 4 or 5, so that is an easier problem to deal with.

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