oasis is a small linux system.
It is probably quite a bit different from other Linux-based operating systems you might be familiar with, and is probably better compared to a BSD.
There are many features that distinguish it from other operating systems.
It’s entirely statically linked, uses various smaller, more compact alternatives to components you’d normally find in a Linux system, and it’s entirely focused on simplicity. I find it quite attractive on paper.
I read though the link. They have a different starting position many will disagree with but the ideas they are exploring are interesting.
Interesting project. I’ve been working on something very similar for a little over a year, now, but working from home over the last few months have actually made me have less time to work personal projects.
They make some interesting design decision that I personally don’t agree with (bearssl over libressl, no package manager, use of sbase/u base, wayland over X, etc), but there are still quite a few overlapping goals with my own project.
The most interesting thing for me is the simplifying and back to basics scope of their project. Anything which makes us question the bloated mess we call operating systems and software in general is a good idea. The problem is a whole industry has become based on this.
Its an interesting take, static builds, BearSSL, cproc, the odd package management. Its like a cohesive philosophy of choosing to do things the “clean” way regardless of the inevitable consequences of trying to deal with a messy upsourced world that doesn’t agree.