Having two major packaging formats [in Linux], a number of major distributions, all with differing sets and releases of critical libraries, is a management nightmare nobody really wants to tackle. This is why everyone that goes with Linux picks one distro and makes it an organization standard even if it's not the best. FreeBSD is a *system*, not a kernel with a bunch of other stuff thrown on top to make a "distro." The kernel, userland programs, libraries, booting system, etc., are all tested together to make a release that's known good.
Monday, April 28, 2003
Interview with FreeBSD Core Members
I'm reading an interview with three FreeBSD core team members. It's multiple pages but very interesting. From the article: