Crowding out OpenBSD
Posted Nov 14, 2012 17:55 UTC (Wed) by rsidd
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The cultural difference is that when a BSD fork happens the tradition says that one subset of the old group gets access to the new fork, lose access to the original tree, and never talk again. When a Linux fork happens the tradition says that the persons who forked still have the same access to the original tree that they had before and, if they want to, can submit patches to the original tree.
Not true. In the two most recent forks developers first lost access to the original tree (Theo de Raadt for NetBSD, and Matt Dillon for FreeBSD), and then started their forks (OpenBSD and DragonFly respectively). And these forks are respectively 17 and 9 years old, so it's not like this happens on a constant basis. And at least in the case of FreeBSD and DragonFly, plenty of developers worked (and still work) on both projects.
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