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Date:      Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:45:53 +0100
From:      "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 
Message-ID:  <201102071745.p17Hjrlk080515@fire.js.berklix.net>
In-Reply-To: Your message "Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:41:05 EST." <AANLkTikF0nrYCjbpcpG6Pgt2enBoobMETZKZAvRwBtFr@mail.gmail.com> 

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> From:		"b. f." <bf1783@googlemail.com> 

"b. f." wrote:
> > I have heard that Debian project has replaced the Linux kernel in
> > their distribution with FreeBSD kernel and have released Debian
> > GNU/kFreeBSD.
> > Since this version, they will release Debian
> > GNU/kFreeBSD as a "stable" port.
> > What is this all about?

http://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2011/msg00001.html

> As you can see from their webpages, they replaced the Linux kernel
> with a patched FreeBSD 8.1 kernel, but kept most of the rest of the
> Debian base system and packaging system.  It's for users who prefer a
> FreeBSD kernel, but want a Debian userland and packages, and don't
> have a problem with the different licenses. Gentoo has a similar
> project:
> 
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/bsd/fbsd/
> 
> There are also some NetBSD-base derivatives.
> 
> >What will be consequences for FreeBSD? Will a
> > lot of FreeBSD users move to that distribution?
> 
> Well, only time will tell, but I doubt that either will completely
> replace the other in the near future.  There has already been some
> interaction between the two projects -- I remember a few recent
> changes made in FreeBSD because of feedback from Debian users and
> developers.
> 
> b.
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Cheers,
Julian
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