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Date:      Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:56:20 -0400
From:      mfv <mfv@bway.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re:  minder
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On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:05:30 -0500 (CDT)
"Valeri Galtsev" <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:

> 
> On Thu, October 16, 2014 9:46 am, kpneal@pobox.com wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 08:02:46AM +0800, Fbsd8 wrote:
> >> BSD IS NOT A FAVOR OF LINUX. FreeBSD and Linux are complete
> >> independent re-writes of Unix. The other BSD's are forks of
> >> FreeBSD.
> >
> > False.
> >
> > NetBSD was derived from 386BSD which itself was derived from UCB's
> > Net/2 release. But the Net/2 code was replaced with 4.4BSD-Lite
> > code since -Lite was unencumbered. Replacing the Net/2 code was a
> > process.
> >
> > FreeBSD 1 was I believe derived from that same 386BSD codebase. But
> > FreeBSD
> > 2.0 was totally redone with 4.4BSD-Lite. The replacement was done
> > as a sharp break.
> >
> > Also, don't confuse 386BSD with BSD/386 which was a commercial
> > system.
> >
> > The remaining BSD's were forks of one of those original two. But
> > claiming that they were all forks of FreeBSD is simply incorrect.
> >
> 
> Thanks for clarification. But even explained it not as exactly as you
> do, he still corrected gross misunderstanding, as originally someone
> claimed that FreeBSD is a derivative of Linux. Which was grossly
> wrong. I was tempted to correct that person myself by mentioning that
> Linux grew up into "UNIX-like" system much later than FreeBSD emerged
> as a sort of successor of UNIX. (and now the trend looks to me like
> Linux is more and more becoming M$ Windows-like ;-). Anyway he beated
> me to correct this gross incorrectness, but thanks to adding these
> details!
> 
> Valeri
> 
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> University of Chicago
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As far as the lineage of FreeBSD goes, I found this file to be quite
interesting:  /usr/share/misc/bsd-family-tree

I assume it is common file on most, if not all, releases.


    Cheers ...                                 __o
                                             _ \<,_
    Marek                                    (+)/ (+)
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