Kernel Trap interviews
Matthew Dillon about FreeBSD. (Turns out this is old and I did not notice before I put it up. - Noel)
"One thing to keep in mind is that FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD feed off each other. When one distribution develops something good, like the new dirpref algorithm and openssh, the others pick it up. We picked both those items up and we also dish out a number of things too, such as filesystem fixes, softupdates, and our ports system. What duplicated work there is (mainly in the kernel core) simply serves to give us multiple test environments to test things on. If one project does something that makes a big difference, believe me the others hear about it and often adopt the code in question!"
(Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 17, 2003 )
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