Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 13th Mar 2004 09:07 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with well known *BSD hacker Matthew Dillon over his latest project, DragonFly BSD (also known for his Linux kernel contributions, Amiga C compiler hacking back in the day and the Backplane distributed database). Matthew discusses DragonFly's status, goals, the overall BSD platform, innovation, and more. Update: Added one more question at the end of the Q&A.
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Bravo, keep it up Matt
by blah on Sat 13th Mar 2004 20:29 UTC

Matt has been a prolific coder for many years and is an unsung hero in free software.

As a long time FreeBSD user at work I welcome a new option at the precipitous juncture from FreeBSD 4 to 5. One more resource for novel, peer reviewed ideas and implementations.

It will be interesting to see how DragonFly will fare with the growing dominance of linux in the free OS sphere. The linux talent roster is very full and it is difficult to get attention for ideas and implementation. That one value of the BSD projects - a project you can get in on the ground floor.