Linked by Bob Sacamano on Tue 12th Jun 2012 22:31 UTC
OpenBSD Bitrig, a fork of OpenBSD, has surfaced. It aims to be less conservative than OpenBSD by being less loose with new features and only supporting modern architectures. Bitrig has also converted over to using LLVM's clang rather than GNU gcc for it's toolchain/compiler. A roadmap for Bitrig is also available.
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tails92
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2007-10-07

My thoughts exactly. I don't really know what's and who's behind the fork, but yes, their goals are hardly a valid reason to make a fork. Removing support for legacy platform is hardly modernization and the switch to Clang/LLVM is hardly going to bring any advantage to the end user... it is mostly done due to the license and the ones who would gain the most from the switch are companies.

However, there is a lot wrong with OpenBSD when it doesn't come to security (first and foremost, unsustainable release and updating scheme and very poor backward/forward compatibility).

By the way I am a NetBSD user. The last stable RELEASE really doesn't do justice to NetBSD, because 6.0-BETA and CURRENT have a lot of nice and useful features that are just missing in 5.1.2. I like NetBSD and DragonFly because they don't force you to follow them in everything. FreeBSD and OpenBSD on the other hand are obsessed that the end user has to follow them, and often do things that have no advantage but are just BSD-licensed rewrites.

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