Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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by Darren Moffat on Fri 24th Jun 2005 23:02 UTC

I really wish that Apple and the TrustedBSD people had talked to Sun about BSM before cloning the existing Solaris stuff. Why ? because it would have been much more useful for us to develop an open standard and open implementaion of this rather than them just cloning the existing interfaces.
In Solaris we have developed a new set of higher level and much more useful interfaces, we have also added support for XML output. Until very recently we didn't even know that Apple had BSM support and had cloned our interfaces and file formats.

So if any of the people working on OpenBSM are reading please contact me, darren dot moffat at sun dot com, so we can work together - it will be faster and better for all of us and all of our users if we do so.

Even if you choose not to contact Sun about this, then I wish you good luck it will be really nice to have a compeditor for Trusted Solaris again.

I'd also like to point out that all the code for Solaris BSM is already open in OpenSolaris.